Thursday, April 18, 2024

53% of women and 31.7% of men have low levels of physical activity. What does this mean?


Urgent Turkey According to the results of the Nutrition and Health Survey in Turkey, it was determined that physical activity was low in women, with a proportion of 53.1% of women and 31.7% of men having low physical activity.

According to information published by the Directorate General of Public Health on the occasion of May 10, Work for Health Day, physical activity is defined as any movement performed in daily life using skeletal muscles and requiring energy expenditure.

Regular physical activity helps prevent non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and various types of cancer.

According to data from the World Health Organization, it is estimated that one in four adults and 81 percent of adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity.

36.2% children watch television more than two hours a day.

According to the results of the Nutrition and Health Survey in Turkey by the Ministry of Health, 53.1% of women and 31.7% of men were determined to have low levels of physical activity.

According to an obesity survey conducted by the ministry among children in the second grade of primary school, 36.2 percent of children watch television or spend time with the computer for more than two hours a day on weekdays. This ratio reaches 69.9 percent at the weekend.

30 minutes a day is enough for an adult

Experts confirm that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise 5 days a week is sufficient for adults to maintain and improve health.

Experts say 180 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity during the day is appropriate for children ages 1 to 4, and 60 minutes of moderate-intensity activity for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 is recommended. day

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