For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study
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What this means for overweight kids is that getting regular activity can reduce blood pressure and improve arterial function, whether it's playing soccer or walking and jogging. A very surprising part of the study was that no dietary changes were made. Children, according to Dr. Farpour-Lambert, should not be encouraged to lose actual weight since they are growing. Rather, the goal is to stabilize the weight as they grow and change.
Getting all kids into a regular weekly physical activity will not only help them improve their health, but also help define good habits that will last a lifetime. As with so many illnesses, prevention is key.