Hong Kong athletes have repeatedly achieved good results in this year’s Tokyo Olympics. However, organizations have found that working girls in Hong Kong are not doing sports as well. More than four adults do sports no more than once a week, and some people never do sports. Most of it is because of busy work and long working hours.
According to the organization, Hong Kong may be "the least active area for working girls in the world." It urges the government to set standard working hours and increase sports facilities. It also calls on employers to provide employees with at least 30 minutes of exercise time during work.
A survey conducted by the Hong Kong Federation of Recreation and Sports Professionals found that more than 85% of the respondents had an average of less than five days of exercise per week, and 15.7% said they never exercise.
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Sixty-seven people do not exercise regularly due to busy work
The Federation of Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals under the Federation of Trade Unions conducted a questionnaire survey on the operation of working girls in Hong Kong from early to mid-July this year. A total of 428 responses were received, most of which were persons aged 30 to 59.
The survey found that more than 85% of the respondents’ average exercise days per week were less than five days, and 15.7% said they never exercise; more than 67% said they did not exercise regularly because of physical fatigue caused by busy work.
In the survey, 62% of the respondents believed that their working hours were too long, leading to lack of exercise time. Five adults said that their weekly working hours reached 49 hours or more, which was higher than the 40 hours recommended by the International Labor Organization and nearly Seventy-five percent of people believe that setting standard working hours will help increase their desire to exercise after work.
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The association stated that working people should pay attention to the health effects of lack of exercise and try to prevent them.
Liu Jiale, director of the Hong Kong Recreation and Sports Professionals Association, pointed out that facing the current high working hours and working pressure in Hong Kong, the government should consider setting standard working hours. However, he pointed out that it is necessary to study the working hours required by all walks of life. There is no “one size fits all” setting for the number of hours. Liu also believes that the community pays great attention to Olympic events, and the government should also pay attention to sports policies. "Hong Kong has not hosted the Asian Games. Since Hong Kong athletes have achieved good results, Why is the government not putting sports on key policies?"
The president of the association, Wang Xiaoshan, suggested that employers can provide employees with at least 30 minutes of exercise time for two to three days a week during work; some employee health plans can also be organized, and coaches can be hired in the office. sports.
He also pointed out that the government should increase the promotion of sports for all, increase sports facilities, optimize sports facilities, and so on.
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