08 March 2011

Clock a block for health with SSISA

To show your support for World Physical Activity Day, join the Sports Science Institute of South Africa to clock a block for health and walk around a block for 10 minutes.

The Healthy Active Kids Report Card 2010, highlighted concerning trends in healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use in children and adolescents in South Africa with less than 70% of high-school learners have regularly scheduled physical education with an increase in overweight and obese children to 20% and 5% respectively.

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) and the UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit (ESSM) is encouraging all South Africans to clock a block for health, in support of World Physical Activity Day.

They invite you to be part of this global initiative so that we can work together towards being the country with the highest participation. Not only will you be an encouragement to your friends, colleagues and your family, but you will also help us to spread the message of the importance of being physically active, across South Africa. 

  • what activity you did
  • how long it took to do the activity (ideally at least 10 minutes)
  •  how many people participated in the activity with you
  • and where your activity took place.




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