Physical activity in the prevention of childhood obesity

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 04/23/2012

Guinhouya BC – The recent literature lends support to the fact that some psychosocial factors such as self–efficacy and physical competence may be solid anchor points upon which to improve the participation of overweight and obese children in free–living physical activity. Thus, interventionists should first concentrate on improving these personal dimensions around which physiological and environmental factors might revolve. The development of motor skills may be a good means for enhancing the self–image of obese children.

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