n International SportMed Journal - Childhood obesity : the role of physical activity : review article




Obesity is increasing in children and adolescents globally. Although there is little doubt that promoting physical activity in children and adolescents can have an important role in preventing obesity, the etiology of obesity is complex and multifactorial in nature. The research shows that many gaps exist, particularly in the establishment of guidelines for appropriate levels of physical activity in children and adolescents. However, it is important that children and young people be encouraged to make a lifestyle change that incorporates physical activity and daily eating patterns and which can be carried over into adulthood.


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