Physical training of 9- to 10-year-old children with obesity to lactate threshold intensity

Tan, Sijie and Yang, Chunhua and Wang, Jianxiong (2010) Physical training of 9- to 10-year-old children with obesity to lactate threshold intensity. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22 (3). pp. 477-485. ISSN 0899-8493

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to apply the lactate threshold concept to develop a more evidence-informed exercise program for obese children. 60 obese children (26 girls and 34 boys, age: 9–10 years, BMI: 25.4 ± 2.2kg/m2) were recruited and half of them were randomly selected to be trained for eight weeks with a controlled exercise intensity at lactate threshold. The trained children achieved significant improvements on their body composition and functional capacity compared with the control group. The findings suggested that the training program with intensity at lactate threshold is effective and safe for 9–10 year old children with obesity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Jianxiong Wang
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 02:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: lactate threshold; obesity; obese; children; exercise
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111103 Nutritional Physiology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7455

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