Health promotion programs on physical activity for primary school students in Yuen Long

W. Y. Mok, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Abstract

Global trends in physical inactivity are of particular concern in certain young people. Participation in physical activity can promote social well-being, as well as good physical and mental health, among young people. Reinforcement of a physically active lifestyle is key to adopting one permanently (Hedley et al., 2004). The program described in this chapter advocates promoting health in physical activity for primary school students. "MoveSmart" is the health promotion program on physical activity for primary school students in Yuen Long (YL). It is focusing on the comparatively felt needs in need assessment. There are a set of fun and active activities and health promotion strategies in "MoveSmart" used to promote physical activity. Evaluating the outcomes is done by taking pre and post Body Mass Index (BMI) measures and using questionnaires designed for promoting lifelong physical activity. By discussing the gaps of promoting physical activity in society, there are potential contributions in this chapter. In conclusion, one should encourage parents to empower their children's participation in physical activity since it can improve the life of children beyond its effects on physical activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages115-126
Number of pages12
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112177
ISBN (Print)9781608761784
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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