Monday, March 27, 2017
How about some wind sprints for the youngsters?
Children who would benefit most had a large waist measurement and elevated insulin levels.
The study, in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, analyzed data from 11, 588 kids from 4 to 18 who were included in 11 studies in the US, Brazil, and European countries.
Each child studied had at least one marker for cardio-metabolic risk.
They matched the markers against vigorous activity (while controlling for other factors) and found 32 associations out of 360--all related to waist size or insulin levels.
In these cases, the researchers concluded that avoiding being sedentary and even engaging in low-intensity moving about did not produce the results that vigorous exercise did.
But--of course--more study is needed, meaning looping in diet and genetic information.
In the meantime, hup, hup, kids--get up and race around. Can't hurt.