The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Department or Administrative Unit
Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences
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.
Roberts, S. O. (2000). The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity. Pediatric Nursing, 26(1).
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