The Effects of Cardiovascular Exercise on BMI in Adolescents
Borger, Erik A.
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Obesity is linked to many health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, affecting millions of Americans each year. These health problems are not found simply in adults, but are also starting to develop in children, affecting their physical and emotional well being at a younger age than ever. The lack of physical activity and poor diet must be addressed before it is too late, and too many children’s lives have been negatively altered. The study focuses on the effects of exercise on childhood obesity, concentrating on elementary aged adolescents. The study focuses upon 27 students whom researchers administer exercise towards twice weekly, examine participant’s body fat levels, and assess their overall BMI. The results were then be used for schools and researchers to gain knowledge from.