Taking a Stand: Balancing the BENEFITS and RISKS of physical activity in children

Benefit and Risk for Promoting Childhood Physical Activity

Patricia E. Longmuir, Rachel C. Colley, Valerie A. Wherley, Mark S. Tremblay
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Published on the web 19 August 2014, 10.1139/apnm-2014-0074

August 19, 2014. Today the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology took a stand on the promotion of childhood physical activity and published their position and recommendations in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

This position stand provides an important overview of knowledge in the area of risk of physical activity for children and suggests both a practical guideline and a research agenda. This Position Stand addresses both practical guidelines and a research agenda. Uniquely, this position stand addresses both benefits and risks of physical activity for children.