The purpose of this study of the role of fitness programs in children’s obesity is to come up with the best report on the effects of fitness programs on children’s health and weight. Based on this study, we identified several key studies in the line of child fitness programs and obesity. This paper describes key studies in a short review of the research done.
Here is what has been done so far.
We were able to get a list of key studies for our research topic in a literature review paper we found from the PUBMED database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed). The review paper is entitled ‘Training programs for children: a literature review.’ The key studies in this review paper include analyzing data concerning children training programs, physical activities, considering target population, methods used, outcomes and limitations.
Here is what we have found out and what we know now.
Fitness programs for children are increasing as they are being incorporated in schools since children spend most of their time in schools. Schools have integrated fitness programs into their schedules to help prevent adverse health conditions such as obesity in children. Addressing obesity in children is a big problem that requires combined and coordinated efforts of different players or stakeholders who work in multiple entities such as the government, parents, and others. Schools have been identified as a major role player for public health strategies to prevent obesity. Parents should also introduce fitness programs for their children to help in preventing obesity and overweight.
Here is where we need to go from here.
From the outcomes of our study, we can give some resolutions that would help in obesity prevention. These recommendations include: Schools should incorporate fitness and training programs into the school curriculum to help prevent obesity in children. Parents should also participate in their children’s health by encouraging them to participate in fitness programs. Parents should also check the children’s food intake and lifestyle to promote healthy eating.
We proposed a research question for our topic of study. The question is: How are fitness programs important in the prevention of childhood obesity?
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