Most Czech children do not meet international recommendations for physical activity

26-06-2012

Three out of four Czech children do not meet international recommendations for physical activity and do not get 60 minutes of activity a day, according to an international report released on Tuesday by Health Minister Leoš Heger. A fifth of boys and a tenth of girls are overweight or obese, says the report, and more than half of 13-year-olds and three-fourths of 15-year-olds have tried smoking. Frequent alcohol and marijuana use among children has also increased. The report is the result of a study from 2010 in which 230,000 children aged 11 to 15 from 41 countries took part.