Event Title

The Role of Exercise in the Health of Children

Poster Number

07

Presenter Information

Cameron Grant, Winthrop UniverFollow

Faculty Mentor

David Schary, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Rutledge

Start Date

21-4-2017 12:00 PM

Description

This study will let us know what role moderate exercise plays in the daily lives of young children. Many scientists have been looking into this specific topic for years, and have found some pretty concrete evidence on the effects exercise has on young children. Today, exercise amongst young children is becoming less and less common, leading to many health issues early in life. It has been proven that, when a child begins to exercise at a early age, he or she is more likely to continue being active throughout life. Also, children who become active early on tend to be less likely to suffer from health problems as they age. On the other hand, children who are not active seem less likely to want to exercise when they get older, and some are even too embarrassed to work out or do any sort of physical activity in front of others. Lastly, children who are not active are at greater risk for health issues, including problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. For years, scientists have been trying to get school systems to understand the importance of implementing physical activity in some part of the school day. The American Heart Association recommends that every individual have some type of aerobic exercise for at least 30-60 minutes a day, three to four times per week, to promote cardiovascular fitness. Once children begin to exercise regularly, we will see a major difference in how children develop and how it benefits their livelihood overall.

Course Assignment

PESH 381 – Schary

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Apr 21st, 12:00 PM

The Role of Exercise in the Health of Children

Rutledge

This study will let us know what role moderate exercise plays in the daily lives of young children. Many scientists have been looking into this specific topic for years, and have found some pretty concrete evidence on the effects exercise has on young children. Today, exercise amongst young children is becoming less and less common, leading to many health issues early in life. It has been proven that, when a child begins to exercise at a early age, he or she is more likely to continue being active throughout life. Also, children who become active early on tend to be less likely to suffer from health problems as they age. On the other hand, children who are not active seem less likely to want to exercise when they get older, and some are even too embarrassed to work out or do any sort of physical activity in front of others. Lastly, children who are not active are at greater risk for health issues, including problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. For years, scientists have been trying to get school systems to understand the importance of implementing physical activity in some part of the school day. The American Heart Association recommends that every individual have some type of aerobic exercise for at least 30-60 minutes a day, three to four times per week, to promote cardiovascular fitness. Once children begin to exercise regularly, we will see a major difference in how children develop and how it benefits their livelihood overall.