Most Indonesian Students’ Fitness Is Still Low (Ministry)



Judging by the degree of fitness, only 0.14 (entered the) very good (category). This is a (matter of) concern for all of us, yes the fitness level is very low

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Youth and Sports has pointed out that the level of physical condition is still quite low among Indonesian students.

“Judging by the degree of fitness, only 0.14 (entered the) very good (category). This is a (question of) concern for all of us, yes, the level of physical fitness is very low, ”noted the deputy for the management of educational sports of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ary Moelyadi, during of a webinar he attended on Wednesday.

Moelyadi further said that only 2.1% of students were in fitness that fell into the very active category.

Moelyadi pointed out that the low level of physical fitness of the students was attributed to several problems in sports education, such as juvenile delinquency rampant in recent times.

Also, sport is not seen as part of a healthy lifestyle and simply to follow the style of a favorite public figure for a while, he noted.

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In addition, Moelyadi noted that the students were also strongly influenced by the technological advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so they spent more time playing with their gadgets.

Moelyadi mentioned that the lack of physical activity coupled with inadequate facilities for sports education and extracurricular activities for students at school were the reasons for the lack of interest in sports among them.

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“In addition, for the past two years, we have lived through the pandemic. Of course, children are lazy to move around, at most they would sleep and eat, play online games, etc. We have to try innovations so that these children can stay active, ”he said.

To be able to achieve a golden Indonesia in 2045, Moelyadi stressed that the government should facilitate the realization of children’s rights to growth and development, health and character education, because students are the future leaders, who will contribute to both government and the private sector. .

“Therefore, healthy, fit, productive is our expectation,” he added.

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