Vorschläge zur Förderung der körperlichen Aktivität im Kindes- und Jugendalter in Deutschland – ein Expertenkonsens.

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An increase in physical activity and a reduction of sedentary behavior play important roles in health promotion and prevention of life style-related diseases in children and adolescents. However, the question of how much physical activity is useful for which target group is still a matter of debate.
Recommendations for promotion of physical activity
International guidelines based on expert opinions recommend at least 60 min of physical activity every day. Age-specific and sex-specific features and regional differences are not taken into account. Expert consensus recommendations were developed to promote physical activity of children and adolescents in Germany with special respect to national data and also aspects of specific target groups, e.g. children with lower socioeconomic status or with a migration background. The recommendations propose 90 min of physical activity or at least 12,000 steps daily. Additionally lifestyle factors, especially a limitation of media consumption were integrated. The recommendations provide orientation for parents and caregivers as well as institutions, such as schools and kindergartens through to communities and stakeholders.
Original languageGerman
JournalMonatsschrift Kinderheilkunde
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)439-446
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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