Are Children Today Losing Muscular Fitness?
Dr Rajesh Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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The paradox of modern-day children and teenagers is that while many are increasingly involved in sports, there is also a rise in inactivity and being overweight. Amid declines in measures of muscular fitness among youths, the American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its stand on resistance training for youths. We find out from consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Rajesh Singh if this applies to Malaysian children, and whether our school PE programmes are up to the task.
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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: Health Policy, Diseases and Conditions, Mental Health, Healthy Living, Fitness, Science, Medical Innovation and Technology
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Health & Living, muscle, sports, resistance training, children, teenagers, injuries, obesity, overweight,