One in four adult Poles do not undertake any physical activity. The statistics among young people are even worse. As many as 81% of them do not meet the basic recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding activity. Meanwhile, a daily dose of exercise is one of the easiest ways to support health and wellbeing at any age. This will be recalled for the tenth time by the National Sports Day organised on 18 September 2022 along with trainings in towns and cities all over Poland. That day a family picnic with numerous sports attractions will take place on the grounds of the National Stadium in Warsaw.
Physical activity of children and adolescents
– For children sport should be primarily fun. It does not have to be associated with an obligation under PE classes. Nobody is a champion in every discipline. Just because a child doesn’t like playing basketball, for example, doesn’t mean he or she will not like running or swimming. The key is for them to enjoy being physically active. Remember that sport is the best medicine for obesity and overweight, which are unfortunately more and more common among children. By showing them that training outdoors and sport can be related to having fun we influence their perception of physical activity
– says Marcin Balicki, sports trainer and programme methodologist at Atmosfera MultiSport.