There is global concern over the increased prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors among children and young people.
This work aims to assess the physical activity and sedentary behaviors of Filipino children and adolescents, including the various social and environmental factors that influence these behaviors, and to develop the first Philippine report card on physical activity in children and youth following a standardized methodology developed by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance.
The best available evidence on ten common physical activity indicators gathered from national surveys, peer-reviewed literature, government and nongovernment reports, and online information were graded using benchmarks set by the Global Alliance. These grades were presented to sports and physical activity experts from around the country for evaluation and consensus.
It is anticipated that the results of this work will highlight the state of physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Filipino children and adolescents and draw attention to the need for a national action plan to promote physical activity even during this time of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.