Sunday 11 December 2016

Obesity problem begins in teens, when physical activity falls off a cliff

Donal O'Shea

Published 06/05/2015 | 02:30

The concept of active transport to school, or being involved in sport or physical activity of any kind is particularly problematic for girls in Ireland
The concept of active transport to school, or being involved in sport or physical activity of any kind is particularly problematic for girls in Ireland

When it comes to obesity, I think the particular problem for women in Ireland is actually in adolescence, when physical activity goes off a cliff edge.

  • Go To

The concept of active transport to school, or being involved in sport or physical activity of any kind is particularly problematic for girls in Ireland.

Advertising is targeted equally at both boys and girls, but the big difference is in the physical activity in young Irish women.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice