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

Pak-Kwong CHUNG, Ka Man LEUNG

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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. Copyright © 2014 The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
JournalJournal of Youth Studies
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Citation

Chung, P.-K., & Leung, K.-M. (2014). A concern about Hong Kong adolescents' health and sport participation induced by the World Cup. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(2), 75-82.

Keywords

  • The World Cup
  • Hong Kong adolescent
  • Physical activity

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