Hungarian Dimensions of Physical Activity Based on Studies at School Ages

Open access


It is an old pursuit to find the balance between nature and society (within the individual and the sum of people). In order to talk about a healthy society, it is necessarry to have the people making up the society healthy too. The health condition of the individuals affects the society, creating a close connection amoing individuals and society. Health, mental and physical well-beings of members of society affects the economy, since a healthy workforce leads to developing economy, which hence can provide the requirements and conditions that ensure a mentally and physically healthy way of living for the society. Sport, everyday exercise, therefore regular training can also play an important social role, and can greatly contribute to social well-being. Decreased physical activity, sitting lifestyle are both specific traits of economically developed countres, and turns into a more and more threatening public health problem world-wide, which contribute to the development or aggravation of such chronic diseases and health damages, like morbid obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, locomotor diseases, malignant tumors, depression. The topic of our research is related to mainly the subject of primary school healthcare programs. The measurements have been taken in 12 different educational institutions, which included primary, secondary, vocational schools, and a 6-grade school. The actuality of the topic is proven by the increased obesity appearing at more younger ages, and we intend to shed some light on the fact, that with a good healhcare strategy and short-term goals we can achieve positive results shortly on the fields of school healthcare.

Ács P., Hécz R., Paár D., & Stocker M. (2011). A fittség (m)értéke: A fizikai inaktivitás nemzetgazdasági terhei Magyarországon. Közgazdasági Szemle, 58 (7-8), 689-708.

Currie, C., et al. (Eds.) (2012). Social determinants of health and well-being among young people. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: International report from the 2009/2010 survey. Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 6. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Németh Á. (Ed.) (2007). Serdülőkorú fiatalok egészséges életmódja. Iskoláskorú gyermekek egészségmagatartása elnevezésű, az Egészségügyi Világszervezettel együttműködésben zajló nemzetközi kutatás 2006. évi felmérésének Nemzeti jelentése = Health Behaviour in School-aged Children a WHO-collaborative Cross-National Study, HBSC National Report 2006. Budapest: Országos Gyermekegészségügyi Intézet.

Szőts G. (2012). A fittség mértéke mint a megbetegedések rizikóját befolyásoló tényező. In Magyar Sporttudományi Füzetek IV. (pp. 9-46, 69-152). Budapest: Akadémiai.

WHO (2010). Global recommendations on physical activity for health. Geneva: WHO.

Journal Information


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 165 129 15
PDF Downloads 72 62 4