Title

The effect of resistance training interventions in overweight and obese children

Date of Award

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

Childhood and adolescent obesity is a significant problem in Australia and it has reached alarming levels. While most studies have suggested that increased levels of physical activity, combined with improved nutrition can improve body composition and health of children who are obese or overweight, the majority of these programs have used aerobic-based interventions. Despite the abundant research on the role of which parents and schools can play in the prevention of obesity in children, the use of resistance training in youth and health promotion is a fairly new concept, and one that needs further study.

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