Our Priorities » Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Our Priorities » Physical Activity

Physical Activity

The alarming fact is that many inactive kids are overweight or obese or at risk of being so. Here in the ACT, 80% of kids aged 5 to 17 are not getting the required levels of daily physical activity. This poses a very real and serious threat to their long-term health and quality of life – because the longer a child stays overweight the more likely they are to become an overweight adult with increased risk of health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and some forms of cancer.