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Getting children to exercise 25 minutes per day lowers body weight by an average of 5.9 lbs
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Studies that have had children engage in about 25 minutes of moderate-to-high intensity exercise find that these children weigh on average about 5.9 pounds less than children that are not put on an exercise program. This according to a review paper that reviewed 14 studies that involved 481 children who were approximately 12-years-old. More Exercise More Effective
Studies using longer amounts of exercise were more effective
Studies that used 22-25 minutes of exercise per day, or 155-180 minutes of exercise per week, were more effective than studies using less exercise of 17-21 minutes of exercise per day or 120-150 minutes of exercise per week.
Atlantis E, Barnes E, Singh M. Efficacy of exercise for treating overweight in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Jul, 30(7):1027-40.
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School of Exercise and Sport Science
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Sydney
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