Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2013 -- A recent set of studies conducted by Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab showed that when children increase physical activity levels, they experience very quick health benefits. A few of these benefits include less body fat and increased muscular strength, and a reduced risk of childhood obesity and the issues that can come along with it.
The study included 200 obese children from china who were split into two groups. One group was enrolled in a summer camp that included 3 hours of activity in the morning and in the afternoon, while the other group maintained their daily lives. Both groups kept a caloric intake of 1600 to 2000 calories per day, but the children in the summer camp group lost 13 to 17 pounds while the other group remained the same.
Losing that much weight in the short amount of time the study was conducted improved the health of the children in the summer camp group drastically. Their blood pressure went down, insulin sensitivity was improved, and the children reported they had more energy and self-confidence as well.
The study was conducted for six-weeks, which is a very short amount of time. If this much of a difference can be made for obese children in that short amount of time, imagine what long-term changes to activity levels and diet could do?
With obesity rates rising at younger ages, it’s important to encourage children to find physical activities that stimulate both the body and mind. Nutrition is also important for those at risk as this is a time when they’re learning how to make proper dietary choices, and how their choices can affect their overall health. Teaching and empowering kids to take control of their weight and health at an early age can help stave off a variety of diseases that continue to affect the population. The more we fight against them early on, the better health our future leaders, volunteers, and society will have.
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