HELP CHILDREN STAY FIT
CYCLING or EVENING park time Is Absolutely ine to SEE your CHILDREN stay it But ENCOURAGING them to Do strengthbased exercises such as squats, push-ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training’s impact on young people. Such resistance training, which allows muscles to contract and enables muscles and bones to strengthen, helps reduce children’s body fat percentage, lowers their body mass index (BMI) as well as boosts metabolism, said researchers who examined 18 studies across eight countries including the US, Australia and Japan to reach this conclusion.
The study examined the effects of resistance training on body weight for the 9-18 age group. “The results showed positive effect resistance training can have on maintaining a healthy weight and reducing body fat for young people,” said Helen Collins, doctoral student at Britain’s University of Edinburgh. While resistance training decreased body fat, it had no overall effect on other measures, including lean muscle mass, body mass index and waist circumference.