In the past 30 years, the obesity rate has tripledin adolescents living in the United States. This growing rate of obese teens is concerning for the health of thefuture population as an overweight youth population are developing diseaseswhich were once attached only to adults. Metaboloic syndrome, fatty liver disease, and even type-2 diabetes hasbeen reported in teenagers and is alarming medical experts across the country.
Diet and exercise are the first line of defenseagainst childhood weight gain and obesity, but a recent study has when teenagemales increased physical activity, several health factors improved, but femaleswho engaged in aerobic exercise over weight training had significant reductionsin body fat and lowered their risk for the aforementioned conditions.
While resistance training programs and weightlifting were engaged in by both groups, obese female teens saw a significantimprovement in health over those who engaged in resistance training or acombination of the two. This suggeststhat for females, it may be more important to focus on aerobic exercise to cuthealth risks than focus on building strength or muscle tone.
It was also noted that girls in the all aerobicgroup of the study found more enjoyment in their activities than those whoengaged in both forms of exercise. Thiscould have had an effect on the outcome, as higher personal satisfaction andself-confidence can lead to better health choices overall.
With this information, experts are recommendingthat to prevent the development of metabolic conditions in obese teens, increasedaerobic activity is necessary and a better way to improve the health of thefemale adolescent population.
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