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Weight Training CAN be Safe and Good for Kids - featured November 29, 2010

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[Source: Medical News Today]

Contrary to popular belief, weight training can be safe and good for children, and does not make them short, dumpy and susceptible to weak joints and injuries for the rest of their lives. An article published in the medical journal Pediatrics and written by researchers from the German Sport University Cologne (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln) shows that resistance training can not only be safe for children, it is also beneficial, some would even say essential.

The authors explain that previous studies have demonstrated the benefits of resistance training for adolescents and children. However, different age groups and maturity levels' response to such exercises have not been clearly understood.

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Tags: News of the Week PT Physical Fitness 3 December 2010