Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kids Benefit from Strength Training

An NYT article on kids and weight training:
The Benefits of Weight Training for Children
...a major new review just published in Pediatrics, together with a growing body of other scientific reports, suggest that, in fact, weight training can be not only safe for young people, it can also be beneficial, even essential.
Other research has shown that exercise helps children with cognitive development and preventing obesity.  Usually weight lifting isn't considered appropriate, but this study shows that idea to be false.

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