Monday, May 29, 2023

A guide promotes daily commuting to educational centers on foot or by bicycle

With this publication, as explained by PAFS Group Director, Professor Susanna Ajner, it aims to “promote physical activity through active transport in the academic community with an orientation towards improving the health and quality of life of the population”. Dena”, and UCLM explained in a press release, “educational centers in our country with the necessary tools for the design, construction, implementation and evaluation of projects to promote active, healthy, safe and sustainable travel in education and provide local entities”.

Globally, a third of adults and young people do not meet minimum recommendations for physical activity, according to the data collected in the guide; Furthermore, physical inactivity during the first years of life is recognized as a significant contributing factor to the increase in obesity levels and other serious medical disorders seen in children and adolescents.

Worldwide, 81% of adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17 do not achieve an adequate level of physical activity, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation.

In his speech, the Rector congratulated the researchers for this guide, which is “a clear transfer exercise” and which stems from the achievement of having two research projects, one regional and the other national, “in two very competitive calls”. Is. that one had a success rate of about 40% and the other 24″.

Garde has said that this result reflects the “indisputable” research background of the PAFS group, moreover, “as a guide it seeks to transmit to society” and that it will “contribute to improving young people’s lives, although This can be extrapolated to all ages”.

Likewise, the Rector has recognized that this publication is also an example of collaboration between institutions, in this case the Government of Spain, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, FEMP and UCLM, an “important” fact because “projects like this “If they do not develop under the guise of alliances, their influence may be diminished. This, in itself, should satisfy us, as we comply with SDG 17, which aims to achieve great results through collaboration.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports thanked the researchers for their work and highlighted the “interest and rigor” of the guide that will help educational communities, town halls and “individual and collective health”.

This guide, she said, “has a lot to do with sustainability, gender equality and the health, not only physical, but emotional and cognitive of students as well.”

The presentation of the guide also included the intervention of the Technical Secretary of the Spanish Network of Healthy Cities of FEMP, Francisco Javier Ruiz; and Ana Gill, head of the Health Ministry’s health promotion and equity sector.

The guide is part of the transfer activity of the national PACO and PACA R&D projects (PGC2018-099512-b-100), co-financed by the Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU), the State Research Agency (AEI) and European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), as well as the regional PACOyPACA project (SBPLY/19/180501/000089), co-financed by the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha and the European Regional Development Fund.

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