Addressing Problem Behaviors for a More Active Lifestyle in Flanders

As a company that develops solutions for problem behavior, it is concerning to learn that a quarter of adults in Flanders engage in less than 150 minutes of physical activity per week. This is less than what is recommended for good health, and it puts individuals at risk for chronic diseases and premature death. Additionally, excessive sitting has become a significant public health issue, with the average Flemish adult sitting for 6.1 hours per day.

It is clear that there are various interrelated problem behaviors that need to be addressed. Gender disparities in physical activity levels, education level, financial difficulties, and age-related differences all play a role in the lack of physical activity. Furthermore, lack of awareness about the importance of interrupting sitting and moving regularly is a significant barrier to a more active lifestyle.

While it is encouraging that more than 6 out of 10 people have recently tried to exercise more, and over 7 out of 10 intend to do so in the future, it is disappointing that half of the respondents said they are unlikely to succeed in their resolutions due to a lack of time.

As a company that develops solutions for problem behavior, we understand the importance of promoting an active lifestyle and reducing excessive sitting. We believe that by addressing the various interrelated problem behaviors, we can help individuals adopt a more active lifestyle and improve their health and well-being. We look forward to working with the Flemish government and other stakeholders to develop effective solutions to these pressing issues.

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