During the pandemic, all educational institutions were closed to control spread of the disease.Outdoor
recreation was not possible as living was restricted to indoors.This was the main reason for depression in
Online classes on laptops and mobiles made them sedentary ,which lead to obesity.Inactivity
put their health at great risk.Urgent action is required to increase physical activity to improve the health
of the adolescents.
The health benefits of physical activity include improved cardio respiratory and muscle fitness.It also
improves cardiometabolic health and fitness.
Physical activity has a positive impact on cognitive
development and socializing even in adulthood.
Moderate or vigorous physical activity for an hour is needed per day,to achieve desired health
benefits.Exercises like Yoga , brisk walks, swimming, sports and hiking give desired physical
fitness.Inactivity is the reason for premature mortality.It increases 20% to 30% risk of death compared to
people who are sufficiently active.
It is for us to accumulate the wealth of good health through an active lifestyle and to lead a happy life .