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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014, 2(1), 27-31
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-2-1-5
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Physical Activity: A Key for the Preclusion of Obesity in Children

Pradeep Singh Chahar1,

1Assistant Professor Physical Education, Manipal University Jaipur. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pub. Date: February 12, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children)

Cite this paper:
Pradeep Singh Chahar. Physical Activity: A Key for the Preclusion of Obesity in Children. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014; 2(1):27-31. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-1-5


Childhood obesity is the one of the serious problem globally which keeps on increasing with high rate. Physical activity plays an important role in handling the childhood obesity. Physical activity has long been considered an integral component of weight management, but exercise alone is a reasonably ineffective means for reducing fat percentage. Physical activity along with healthy nutrition boosts the process of fat percentage discount and also helpful in monitoring the hypothalamus part of brain which plays an important role in regulating the food intake. Data suggested that anthropometry is a key component of nutritional status assessment in children especially body mass index, which is quite effective and reliable. Without engaging the children’s in physical activity leads to increased chances of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes in future and that fastenings the attention of fitness personal and policy makers. Hence, parents and policymakers have to plan accordingly to make their child healthy and fit. This article reviews the available literature regarding the role of physical activity and nutrition in the prevention and handling of childhood obesity along with various anthropometric assessment methods.

childhood obesity physical activity nutrition anthropometry

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