In the everyday life of children and young people move less and less – this is one of the latest findings of the long-term study of “motor-Modul” (MoMo).

Although so many of the children were as engaged never to unite before, in sports, could not compensate for the lack of movement in everyday life, said the Karlsruhe-based sports scientist, Alexander Woll, of the charge of the study. “The bottom line is we have a Minus to movement.” According to him, the everyday physical activity decreased in the age group of 4 – to 17-Year-olds in the past twelve years, to 37 percent and 31 minutes per week.

This was not, however, due to the dramatic increase in media consumption: it is Amazing that I have not shown that physical activity and media use are directly related to each other. Say: children who play less, surfing or on social media, were not necessarily more, so wool, with a view to the Congress “children moving”, which starts on Thursday.

media consumption is not harmless, – said of wool. “It will be interesting to see, for example, how high is the seat time with the children with high Screen time. Because I could imagine very well that media consumption is an independent risk factor for many civilization diseases.”

striking is that the difference between the sexes had become, in the last six years. Girls, and especially girls with a migrant background, cuts in terms of movement significantly worse than boys.

The representative study evaluates all three years, motor skills data from between 4500 and 6200 children, adolescents, and young adults. The data are observed in the longitudinal section compares the same individuals over a long period of time. In addition, the data can be viewed in cross-section, by groups of persons are always compared at the same age.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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