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:8/22/2017)... ... ... Star Glass is new to the Texas market, but is proudly managed by widely recognized ... and models, in Grand Prairie, TX, located in the center of the DFW Metroplex, the ... business for the past 40 years with 32 convenient locations in Texas, Nevada and California ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Covert Awakening”: ... creation of published author, Julianne Hale, a consultant for the Intelligence Community. ... expert focusing on the Near East region. Julianne has written hundreds of ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... “Call Of Spiritual Duty”: a revelation in an era ... C.S. Lizarde. Growing up on the streets of North Visalia, California, Carlos Lizarde ... apply the Biblical keys to his life, he noticed immediately that opportunities and blessings ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... The ... as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She ... nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... , ... August 21, 2017 , ... Five chefs from ... awareness for Alzheimer’s Family Center. , Guests will be able to vote for ... Plaza, Braised Lamb Shank with Fennel Dill Salad, Feta Cheese Sauce & Garlic Pita ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/14/2017)... Israel , Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, announced ... 2017. "We are ... Phase 3 trial to investigate NurOwn ® in ... Executive Officer of BrainStorm. "We have agreements with Mass. ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... , Aug. 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired ... Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable clinic will ... , PT, DPT with his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin ... Pittsburgh and brings over 10 years of experience with a ... Belmar PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in and around ...
(Date:8/8/2017)...   Second-quarter 2017 revenues of ... share from continuing operations ... to $110 million Second-quarter ... million Second-quarter 2017 adjusted ... 8 percent to $0.93 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: