PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION FACING THE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

Keywords: Physical inctivity, Globalization, Exergames, Pedagogy

Abstract

Purpose: This essay aims to signal up the detrimental effects of sedentary behaviours determined by extensive use of technology. Material: The paper is a survey of the most relevant data related to physical inactivity consequences with a specific reference to the Eastern Europe countries. Results. There is no doubt that children and young people will prefer the technology and its commodities, but they need to be encouraged to practice exercise, to control their posture and weight. Physical activity favorably influences on mental health and reduces the incidence and severity of diseases and pathological conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and obesity. Conclusions. Promoting physical activity as a healthy life style component in schools and in universities targets the enhancement of vigour, resilience, employement and social outcomes for graduates and comunities.

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2016-04-28
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Pop CL. PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION FACING THE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE. Physical education of students. 2016;20(2):45-9. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2016.0207
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