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Better Planning Needed in Kidsí Exercise Programs

by Savitha C Muppala on September 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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 Better Planning Needed in Kidsí Exercise Programs

A recent study conducted in Britain found that physical exercise programs for children have negligible impact on their total activity and thus on weight loss itself.

"Physical activity interventions are not increasing physical activity sufficiently to impact on the body mass or body fat of children. It is in everyone's interest to find something that works effectively," said lead researcher Brad Metcalf.

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Other experts have not agreed with this point of view and have said that such programs should not be dismissed as ineffective.

It is important to check if such programs are made a routine affair to have the desired impact. Programs must be designed in such a way as to help children make best nutritional choices which in the long run will help them keep obesity at bay.

School environments should educate and encourage children and teens on the importance of exercise and physical activity in ways that make a difference to their lives.



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