Monday, January 9, 2023

Not Meeting Physical Activity Targets

Despite physical education classes being our children's favourite lessons in schools, more than half of our children and adolescents do not meet the global recommendation of at least 60 minutes moderate to vigourous exercise per day. Our country scored C- (40-46 percent) for overall physical activity.

Our country has provided more than enough spaces and sports facilities for physical activities and movement. In fact Singapore was given an A+ for community and environment support for physical activities. 

We have a supportive environment as well as a government that promotes and implement programs for physical activities and sports. It's up to us as parents to ensure our children spend more time outdoors at parks or playgrounds. 

The article is on page A13 in today's Straits Times.

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