Physical activities in the prevention and therapy of childhood obesity

Authors: D. Pastucha 1,2;  F. Chmelík 3;  H. Canibal 4;  M. Dabrowska 1;  A. Struhalová 1;  P. Konečný 5;  J. Pařízková 6
Authors‘ workplace: ReFit Clinic, s. r. o., Olomouc 1;  Ústav rehabilitace, Lékařská fakulta, Ostravská univerzita, Ostrava 2;  Institut aktivního životního stylu, Fakulta tělesné kultury, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc 3;  Dětské oddělení Nemocnice s poliklinikou, Havířov 4;  Ústav fyzioterapie, Fakulta zdravotnických věd, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc 5;  Endokrinologický ústav, Praha 6
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2019; 74 (2): 102-105.


Physical activity is one of the basic biological manifestations and needs of human life. Due to the lack of adequate space for natural active movement and preference for sedentary leisure time there is a reduction in leisure time activity, a decrease in the level of physical fitness, an unfavorable intake ratio and energy delivery. One of the most serious consequences of lack of physical activity is obesity. However, the lack of movement is very negative and more complex.

Physical activity as one of the health-related behavioral components of young people is important in terms of public health and prevention of the development of cardiovascular, metabolic, endocrine and other civilization diseases in adulthood.


obesity – children – physical activity – prevention

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Neonatology Paediatrics General practitioner for children and adolescents
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