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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Over 40% of Romanian children don’t do any sports

Although sports activities play an important role in children’s development, recent studies show that Romanians do less sport, and so do their children. One of the main causes is the lack of sufficient physical education classes in schools, according to local sports publisher Preda Publishing.

Half of Romanian students are exempted from sports classes. Over 40% of Romanian children don’t do any sports, and only 14% do sports in addition to the physical education classes held at school.

The number of sports classes in Romanian schools is below the European Union average. Primary and secondary school students have two hours of sports per week while high school students have only one hour of physical education per week.

The lack of sport has negative consequences, obesity being one of the biggest problems. One in two Romanian children  has body weight problems, an increase of nearly 18 percentage points in the last ten years. Moreover, eight out of 100 students are overweight, which means their body weight is 20% higher than normal.

What sports do Romanians prefer to play?

Who are the most popular sports personalities in Romania?

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Over 40% of Romanian children don’t do any sports

Although sports activities play an important role in children’s development, recent studies show that Romanians do less sport, and so do their children. One of the main causes is the lack of sufficient physical education classes in schools, according to local sports publisher Preda Publishing.

Half of Romanian students are exempted from sports classes. Over 40% of Romanian children don’t do any sports, and only 14% do sports in addition to the physical education classes held at school.

The number of sports classes in Romanian schools is below the European Union average. Primary and secondary school students have two hours of sports per week while high school students have only one hour of physical education per week.

The lack of sport has negative consequences, obesity being one of the biggest problems. One in two Romanian children  has body weight problems, an increase of nearly 18 percentage points in the last ten years. Moreover, eight out of 100 students are overweight, which means their body weight is 20% higher than normal.

What sports do Romanians prefer to play?

Who are the most popular sports personalities in Romania?

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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