Childhood obesity is expected more serious in the 21st century. The etiology of obesity has been investigated for more than decades and nobody will argue that physical inactivity and high-energy intake are the two core factors. For the sake of prevention and treatment, it is imperative to look into the nature and health-related effects of physical activity towards obesity management. The objective of this chapter is to clarify the effects of physical activity participation on adolescents' body changes and avoid unrealistic expectations from it. The content is mainly focus upon the growth and maturation characteristics of adolescents who are regularly active in physical activity and the cardiovascular changes through physical activity.
|Number of pages
|Asian Journal of Physical Education and Recreation
|Published - Jun 2001