The physical activity, fitness and health of children.

  title={The physical activity, fitness and health of children.},
  author={Colin A G Boreham and Chris J. Riddoch},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={19 12},
It is clear that, despite their natural tendencies, children have become less physically active in recent decades, with children today expending approximately 600 kcal days' less than their counterparts 50 years ago. Although the health consequences of a reduced energy expenditure in adults is well documented, there is little direct evidence linking sedentariness with health in children. However, three main benefits arising from adequate childhood physical activity have been postulated. The… CONTINUE READING

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