Knowledge of the sports habits of the school population is the key to promote and encourage the practice of physical activity and sport among children and young people. This fact is of great importance considering the increase in the rate of childhood obesity that occurs today and the health problems that arise from it. The studies of sports habits of schoolchildren allow to identify determinant aspects of physical-sports practice to deal with these problems and generate the appropriate tools to promote and promote sport among children.
The studies of sports habits of schoolchildren are social investigations whose main objective is to know the status of the school group in physical-sports practice taking into account:
A study of this type is the first step to create and propose new actions on this group that is increasingly attracted to new technologies, digital resources and the sedentary lifestyle that surrounds them. Introducing these habits since childhood is what will ensure a future with a healthy, active and practicing population of physical activity and sport.
Nowadays, there are different countries, communities and even cities that have opted to conduct a study of sports habits to their schoolchildren with results that have allowed them to promote policies to change the habits of children and work for a healthy and active school population.
From Itik Consulting, aware of the importance of carrying out this type of studies and the difficulties in its execution, we have designed our own methodology that guarantees maximum representativeness with efficient use of resources. This methodology, carried out successfully, has allowed us to develop the following studies of sports habits of the school population:
These studies are the starting point for the design and implementation of sports policies at school age. Our extensive experience allows us to advise this process and to apply a tracking and evaluation system of the results.