TITLE

Biological Influences on Physical Activity During Childhood

AUTHOR(S)
Rowland, Thomas W.
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Kinesiology Review;Feb2013, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A growing body of evidence implicates the existence of a functional subconscious governor in the brain, which controls level of habitual physical activity. Such a biologic control, acting in a classic feedback loop mechanism, might serve to contribute to the defense of energy balance. Many questions remain unanswered regarding the pliability of biologic control of activity and the extent that it might dictate daily energy expenditure. A consideration of this concept bears importance for those seeking an understanding of the mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of obesity as well as the link between exercise and health in the general population.
ACCESSION #
89978260

 

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