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Get moving! Four in five adolescents don't exercise enough: WHO

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By Nina LARSON

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Being obese and physically inactive doesn't seem to have stopped a certain 73 yr old American male. Yet.

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A quick google find suggests this study did not include Japan. The story I found has rankings but Japan is not in there.

https://headlinezpro.com/the-worlds-laziest-teenagers-only-7-of-children-in-south-korea-are-active-for-an-hour-a-day/

I reckon Japan will score very highly here. My own children and those around them do an hour a day pretty much just walking or cycling to school. They then have P.E. classes three times a week and do clubs on the top. What they don't do is unstructured stuff with friends like I used to, but I think that is a thing of the past. Unless you actively stop them, many gatherings of kids now descend into them huddling around a screen.

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A quick google find suggests this study did not include Japan. The story I found has rankings but Japan is not in there.

146 Countries and territories were part of the study, but for some reason (surprising to me), Japan was not included. I wonder why.

Countries (starts on page 2): https://www.thelancet.com/cms/10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30323-2/attachment/055baee9-a1e0-4153-9696-975d72961a78/mmc3.pdf

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Japanese kids move a lot in my area. Even the chubby ones are out there doing things.

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The human physical and mental constitution is much like a building - in the early stages of construction flawed foundations lead to problems later on. The twenty percent of kiddos will have a great advantage eventually in their lives.

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Did we really need WHO to tell us what are eyes are seeing. Not in Japan, but Europe and the Americas, overweight children seem to be everywhere. WHO should focus on constructive things to do to prevent and stop this unhealthy trend

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The keitai zombie in Japan is always able to shuffle around, but may be a danger to the living...

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