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Physical Activity in Children and the Role of the Healthcare Professional

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Regular physical activity promotes the growth and development of children and has multiple benefits on their physical, mental and psychosocial health. It is becoming increasingly evident that the promotion of health-enhancing behaviours must start early in life.

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Regular physical activity promotes the growth and development of children and has multiple benefits on their physical, mental and psychosocial health. It is becoming increasingly evident that the promotion of health-enhancing behaviours must start early in life, as they carry many short and long-term health benefits. Physical activity not only improves the physical fitness of an individual, but it has also been shown to influence many developmental processes associated with maturation. Here, physical activity has a positive effect on the skeleton, muscles, fat distribution and respiratory system, showing that structural and functional adaptations in children can be benefitted with regular bouts of physical activity.

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James Graham is a freelance medical writer with a PhD in neuroscience. After 5 years of being a post-doctoral research scientist, James left the UK in 2014 and set up his own freelance medical writing business, Craftext, on the Gold Coast. James writes for a diverse stable of clients and has quickly accrued experience across a number of different medical and scientific topics as well as writing in a broad range of styles and formats.
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