The role of exercise in children and adolescents

D. B. McKeag

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The relationship between exercise and children and adolescent athletes plays a very important role in the science of exercise prescription. The difficult questions - ''How soon?'' ''How much?'' and ''What's too much?'' - are asked of physicians daily. The basics for the answers to these questions is just now beginning to be delineated. Because the child or adolescent is not simply a ''little adult,'' consideration of his or her special needs is not simply outlined. Hopefully, this article begins to untangle the web of information and misinformation surrounding the young athlete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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