Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Physical Education

Title

A concern about Hong Kong adolescents’ health and sport participation induced by the World Cup

Language

English

Abstract

People in Hong Kong love football. Thus the 2014 World Cup is an opportunity to encourage Hong Kong adolescents to take part in football or other physical activities. However, physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are well documented among Hong Kong adolescents. In promoting our next generation’s physical activity and health, parents, schools, communities, and governments have important roles to play. This article shares some successful experiences from other countries and research findings in this subject area. One successful example can be found in interventions that embraced the elements of individuals’ development, social support, and environmental changes. If Hong Kong could learn from these successful experiences and tailor related policies through a concerted effort, we believe our new generation will acquire an active and healthy lifestyle when they grow up.

Keywords

The World Cup, Hong Kong adolescent, physical activity

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Journal of Youth Studies -Hong Kong- = 青年研究學報

Volume

17

Issue

2

Start Page

75

End Page

82

Publisher

香港青年協會 = Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups

ISSN (print)

10297847

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