The Singapore Family Physician

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Physical activity interventions in childhood obesity

ong wee sian
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 35 No 4 - Update on Childhood Obesity
19 - 21
1 October 2010
Physical activity is an essential component of obesity intervention in both children and adults. Obese children and adolescents should be encouraged to increase their activity level through lifestyle activities and structured exercise. Exercise program should be appropriate for the child’s age and physical capabilities, encourage the development of general fitness and motor skills other than increasing energy expenditure.