Department of Physical Education
A concern about Hong Kong adolescents’ health and sport participation induced by the World Cup
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.
The World Cup, Hong Kong adolescent, physical activity
Source Publication Title
Journal of Youth Studies -Hong Kong- = 青年研究學報
香港青年協會 = Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chung, Pak Kwong, and Ka Man Leung. "A concern about Hong Kong adolescents’ health and sport participation induced by the World Cup." Journal of Youth Studies -Hong Kong- = 青年研究學報 17.2 (2014): 75-82.