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Experts warn about crisis in physical efficiency of children post-epidemic

Ljubljana, 22 September - Reduced physical activity of children during the Covid-19 epidemic has had a profound impact on children's physical fitness, shows a study conducted at more than 100 primary schools in May and June. The share of overweight children has also spiked. Experts urge mitigation measures, including increased physical activity in school.

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Gregor Jurak of SLOfit at a press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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A press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Marjeta Kovač, a PE expert, at a press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Gregor Starc of SLOfit at a press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Janko Strel, the instigator of SLOfit, at a press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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A press conference by the Ljubljana Faculty of Sport and STA on decreased physical efficiency of children and rising levels of childhood obesity post-epidemic.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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Children coming to school.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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