In this important course, you will learn the hows and whys behind preadolescent obesity and exercise. Preadolescence is a time of major change and growth, bringing psychological, physical and social shifts for boys and girls alike. Today’s adolescents are expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents, and research shows that one in five children aged 5–17 years are carrying excess body weight. This course will give you the tools to design a fitness protocol for this specific population that incorporates the latest research finding. You will also walk away with a working knowledge of adolescent health and fitness issues, and ways to help them be successful with exercise and healthy living. It’s an important and meaningful course to add to your knowledge base.
Available Course Credits
After reading these articles, you should be able to:
Name the three countries with the highest ratio of obese-to-normal-weight preadolescents.
Describe the four components of social-cognitive theory and self-efficacy that help trainers add motivational methods to a training program.
List the three testing measurements that correspond with the desired outcomes for youth.
Design a fitness protocol for preadolescents that incorporates the latest research affecting this specific population.
Have a working knowledge of the specific issues that affect this age group regarding success with exercise and healthy living.
Preadolescents, Obesity and Exercise
January 2013 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 5: Adolescent Fitness