Recent World Health Organization reports and guidelines note that more than 80% of adolescents across the globe have insufficient physical activity per day. Physical inactivity has been associated with several non-communicable diseases in adults such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. In the pediatric population, most movement behavior studies have focused on the effect of sedentary behavior and physical activity on cardiometabolic health which includes blood pressure, insulin resistance, blood lipids, and body mass index.
Sedentary time may significantly enlarge adolescents' heart
24 Apr 2023 by Ted Escobedo
1 min read
In adolescents, sedentary time may increase heart size three times more than moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, a recent article concludes. The researchers explored the associations of sedentary time, light physical activity, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity with cardiac structure and function.
Know more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/04/230412131217.htm