Metabolic And Mechanical Cost Of Sedentary And Physical Activities In Obese Children And Adolescents
Obesity often results from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Daily energy intake can be determined both quantitatively and qualitatively. By contrast, estimation of daily energy expenditure in free-living conditions requires qualified personnel and sophisticated technical methods. Daily energy expenditure (EE) can be distributed between a number of interdependent factors[read more…]
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…]
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…]
Physical Activity Intervention In Overweight/Obese Children And Adolescents: Endurance And/Or Resistance Training?
Childhood obesity and its related metabolic complications are associated with insufficient physical activity, excessive sedentary time, unhealthy eating behaviors, these factors all constituting an unhealthy lifestyle. Primary prevention programs, often based on interventions in schools, promote the positive effects of physical activity and healthy eating behaviors. These interventions targeting the general population [read more…]