Chapter – Energy Expenditure & Physical Activity

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  • Physical Activity And Play In Children Who Are Obese  – available in Français spain

    It can be understood from the literature that physical activity during childhood is imperative in order to ensure normal health and development. Increasing play, activity and fitness are key elements in the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity. TO promote successful treatment of obesity and it is crucial that physical and psychosocial limitations to moving be addressed. [read more…]

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  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness Evaluation In Obese Youth  – available in Français spain

    Obese children and adolescents usually have lower overall physical abilities and especially lower cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) when compared to their normal-weight peers. This is mainly because of the increased effort required to move their larger body mass and carry an excessive amount of body fat. It is only among extremely obese children that the lower CRF can partly result from impaired lung function [read more…]

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