Title

The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences

Publication Date

1-2000

Abstract

Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and on the rise in children. The consequences of physical inactivity, poor diet, and excessive television produce obese children. Lack of regular physical exercise contributes to a child's likelihood to be obese, while a program of exercise can reverse an unhealthy lifestyle. Weight loss and/or gain can be simply represented by the laws of thermodynamics and serve as the basis for understanding the role of physical activity and exercise interventions. General endurance training and sustained activities are among several exercise strategies recommended to prevent or treat obesity.

Comments

This article was originally published in Pediatric Nursing.

Due to copyright restrictions, this article is not available for free download from ScholarWorks @ CWU.

Journal

Pediatric Nursing

Rights

Copyright 2000 Jannetti Publications, Inc.

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