A recent set ofstudies conducted by Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab showedthat when children increase physical activity levels, they experience veryquick health benefits. A few of thesebenefits include less body fat and increased muscular strength, and a reducedrisk of childhood obesity and the issues that can come along with it.
The study included 200obese children from china who were split into two groups. One group was enrolled in a summer camp thatincluded 3 hours of activity in the morning and in the afternoon, while theother group maintained their daily lives. Both groups kept a caloric intake of 1600 to 2000 calories per day, butthe children in the summer camp group lost 13 to 17 pounds while the othergroup remained the same.
Losing that muchweight in the short amount of time the study was conducted improved the healthof the children in the summer camp group drastically. Their blood pressure went down, insulinsensitivity was improved, and the children reported they had more energy andself-confidence as well.
The study wasconducted for six-weeks, which is a very short amount of time. If this much of a difference can be made forobese children in that short amount of time, imagine what long-term changes toactivity levels and diet could do?
With obesity ratesrising at younger ages, it’s important to encourage children to find physicalactivities that stimulate both the body and mind. Nutrition is also important for those at riskas this is a time when they’re learning how to make proper dietary choices, andhow their choices can affect their overall health. Teaching and empowering kids to take controlof their weight and health at an early age can help stave off a variety ofdiseases that continue to affect the population. The more we fight against them early on, thebetter health our future leaders, volunteers, and society will have.
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