Childhood Obesity: The Benefits of Low-Intensity Physical Activity

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However, researchers suggest that less intense exercises would be even more beneficial. In France, nearly a quarter of 8-17 year olds are now overweight. That’s why, among its recommendations, the WHO encourages the practice of “moderate to vigorous physical activity for 60 minutes a day.”

According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter (England), the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Bristol (England), and the University of Colorado (United States), engaging in physical activity of lower intensity such as a long walk would be more effective in promoting weight loss.

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