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Early Childhood Physical Activity Linked to Heart Disease Protection Later in Life


Posted:July 03, 2019

Categories:Exercise, Featured, Healthcare, Physical Fitness, Program, Wellness

Research points to early childhood physical activity as the determinant for heart health.

In the July 2019 Pediatrics article: 

"Physical Activity and Trajectories of Cardiovascular Health Indicators During Early Childhood," (published online June 11).

Over four hundred 3-to-5 year-old children were assessed over a three year period to determine these findings: children slowed the hardening of their arteries with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. "The protective effects of physical activity on heart health begin in early childhood and may carry over into childhood and adulthood."

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