Let's overcome the harmful consequences of COVID-19 restriction measures together
With the COVID-19 SLOFITbarometer, we draw attention to the extremely harmful consequences of restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections on the physical fitness of children and youth, and to implement proposals to limit these negative health consequences.
The SLOfit research group has documented the largest decline in physical efficiency, and the largest increase in obesity in Slovenian children in the 33-year history of monitoring, as a direct consequence of government measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections. In September 2020, we proposed various measures to reduce these adverse health effects, which are presented below. These measures and strategies are based on published scientific findings, and previously successful public health solutions.