Navigation Links
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds
Date:9/10/2012

MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous physical activity helps reduce adolescents' risk of heart and metabolic problems, according to a new study.

Canadian researchers looked at more than 600 youths with an average age of about 12 years to assess how levels of physical activity affected cardiometabolic risk factors such as body-mass index (a measurement of body fat based on height and weight), waist circumference, systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) and heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

Twenty-six percent of the children were overweight or obese at the study's start.

The researchers found that with vigorous exercise, BMI, waist circumference and systolic blood pressure decreased, and that cardiorespiratory fitness and maximal oxygen consumption increased.

Doing more than seven minutes of vigorous exercise a day was associated with reduced chances of being overweight and of having elevated systolic blood pressure.

Light or moderate exercise did not lead to any significant changes in cardiometabolic risk factors.

The study was published online Sept. 10 in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

The findings show that vigorous physical activity is superior to light and moderate exercise for reducing cardiometabolic risk factors in youth, concluded Jacqueline Hay, of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health in Canada, and colleagues.

The results strongly support the inclusion of vigorous exercise targets within current physical-activity guidelines for youth, they added.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about physical activity and young people.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, news release, Sept. 10, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Even the very elderly and frail can benefit from exercise
2. Joint EACPR and AHA statement empowers health care professional to use Clinical Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
3. Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study
4. Survival More Likely With Exercise-Related Cardiac Arrest: Study
5. Less Is More With Exercise, Study Says
6. Mayo study: Exercise can help cancer patients, but few oncologists suggest it
7. Exploring exercise benefits for breast cancer patients
8. Working moms spend less time daily on kids diet, exercise, study finds
9. Therapy combining exercise and neuroprotective agent shows promise for stroke victims
10. A Few Hours of Weekly Exercise May Help Womens Bones
11. More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Olshan Properties ... real estate proudly announced that its service-based charitable program, Olshan Outreach, successfully raised ... will continue Olshan Properties’ annual philanthropic tradition in 2016 with the ‘Fight Against ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Hight-Doland Insurance Agency’s new community ... up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana to help provide positive mentoring ... . , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana has been helping to guide ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Dr. Elyson and Dr. ... removal surgery at their office. Wisdom tooth removal, a common dental procedure, is performed ... they often are improperly erupted, resulting in risks of complications. By providing wisdom tooth ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Natalie Jill is a ... MitoXcell in preparation of the launch of her new book: Natalie Jill’s 7 Day ... nutritional guide designed to jump start a new healthy lifestyle featuring simple recipes using ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... AudioEducator is the ... In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some informative training session for the ... give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice. , On Thursday, May 19, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Outlook 2020" report to their offering. ... technology has improved significantly in past years due to ... coming years. Many cancer drugs have been developed by ... also expected to be developed with its help. They ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , ... today announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ... that provides heart failure patients with access to ... also have remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission ... heart rate in response to physiological demands. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016 Pharmaceutical giant ... million to a woman who says its talc-based powder ... Gloria Ristesund $5 million in compensatory damages ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , This ... the company. In February, the same court awarded $72 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: