The child and exercise: an overview.

  title={The child and exercise: an overview.},
  author={Jan Borms},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={4 1},
  • Jan Borms
  • Published 1986 in Journal of sports sciences
In this paper the complex topic of 'the child and exercise' is approached from a multidisciplinary angle. Research concerned with effects of exercise on growth and development is reviewed. In spite of traditional beliefs, there is not enough evidence to support the view that regular and intense physical training promotes an increase in body size, nor is there any physiological evidence that severe training has any harmful effect on the body. Exercise capacity and aerobic power increase… CONTINUE READING

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