Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Children

Lifestyle of Physical Activities

Train a child the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Many children are led into physical activities by families, pears and the educational system they are involved in . The phrase above plays a vital role especially in the 21st century where internet have taken over the life of our children leading to high levels of obesity. There are number of activities that can be introduced to children ranging from traditional games , sporting activities and physical activities during physical education lessons, however there is need for functional screening and designing of relative programs ( more of growth and development topic in our high performance courses)

Physical inactivity is increasingly becoming a major public health concern in many industrialized countries. Afforded by technological advancement and the low demand of physical exertion in living, people in the modern societies, youth and adults alike, have been accustomed to the more sedentary lifestyles. Inadequate physical exertion, in conjunction with the easy access to energy dense diet, has led to dramatic increases in the prevalence of obesity . Obesity is a chronic disease that is associated with morbidities (e.g., cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes) and mortality. In the youth population, in particular, cost-effective preventive interventions with reasonable suitability in settings such as schools or preschools are warranted.

Regular participation in physical activity helps reduce the health risk of childhood obesity and the associated chronic diseases. In addition, recent studies suggest that increased participation in physical activity influences cognitive functions in children, including executive functioning (e.g., working memory and cognitive flexibility) and brain health.

Resistance training for children

Resistance training is becoming more important as an integral part of comprehensive sport training regimens, school physical education classes, and after-school fitness programs. The increasing number of youth who are involved in sport activities, coupled with the health problems of inactivity and being overweight, have resulted in increased interest in resistance training. Secular declines in measures of muscular fitness in modern-day youth highlight the need for participation in youth resistance training for nonathletes as well as athletes. Parents often ask pediatricians to offer advice regarding the safety, benefits, and implementation of an effective resistance-training program.

Resistance training develops the foundation for all other programs that can be introduced to children and the programs ranges from own body workouts, use of resistant bands and limit in the use of weights training due to growth and development based issues ( more in our high performance courses).