Less than 50% of Hong Kong children get enough exercise
Heavy academic workloads paired with students’ overreliance on smart phones and other connected devices resulted in a failing grade for Hong Kong students in the "Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth".
Produced by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the global report compares the physical activity levels of children from 37 countries and regions around the world. Demonstrating the lowest performance of all ranked countries, less than half of Hong Kong’s youth population manages to squeeze in the recommended one hour of daily physical activity.
On the positive side, although physical activity levels are in dire need of a boost, researchers noted that Hong Kong students rank high in terms of “active transportation” as roughly 80 percent get to and from school on foot or by bicycle.