The numbers are worrying
According to the WHO, more than 50% of males and nearly 7 out of 10 females in the UAE are physically inactive.
Are the bad habits transferred to our children?
A 2016 report highlighted that the majority of UAE children are not achieving the daily recommended level of physical activity.
Physical inactivity is relatively higher in females
This is in part due to social, environmental and cultural factors.
What are the reasons behind the high levels of physical inactivity?
The increasing levels can be blamed on certain unique social, cultural, and environmental factors such as hot climate, high cost of attending health clubs, and the high dependency on automobiles.