TITLE

The Impact of a Pilot Community Intervention on Health-Related Fitness Measures in Overweight Children

AUTHOR(S)
Hutchens, Jenny G.; Caputo, Jennifer L.; Colson, Janet M.; Farley, Richard S.; Renfrow, Matthew S.; Seguin, Eric P.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Exercise Science;Jul2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to pilot a 5-week community-based intervention on improving measures of health-related fitness in overweight children. Data were obtained from 8 overweight and obese 8- to 14-year-old children. Measurements included muscular fitness (curl-ups and modified pull-ups), aerobic capacity (20 meter progressive aerobic cardiovascular endurance run [PACER] test), body composition (triceps and calf skinfolds), body mass index (BMI), and flexibility (back saver sit-and-reach). A significant reduction in BMI was observed at post-test compared to baseline (P=0.03). There was a significant decrease in body fat at post-test for boys (P=0.013).
ACCESSION #
55324147

 

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