Physical Fitness of Obese Children and Its Relationship to Age, Sex and Nutritional Intake

  • L. Neradović
  • D. Plećaš
  • M. Havelka
Conference paper


Physical activity is essential for a child’s somatic and emotional health [10], but the fact is that obese children have a low level of leisure time physical activity [1, 8]. The actual level of physical activity is difficult to measure accurately [4, 13], and the measurement of physical work capacity (PWC) can be used to define the range from the obese to the non-obese children indirectly.


Obese Child Leisure Time Physical Activity physicaI Work Capacity Daily Protein Intake Obese Girl 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Borgeson M (1962) Overweight children. Acta Pediatr Scand [Suppl] 132:59Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Brodarec A (1979) Tables of composition of foods. Pliva, ZagrebGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Brook CGD (1971) Determination of body composition from skinfold measurement. Arch Dis Child 46:182PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cullens KJ, Week PT (1978) Sporting activity and exercise habits of the 1975 Buselton population. Med J Aust 1:69Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Cumming GR, Keynes R (1967) A fitness performance test for school children and its correlation with PWC and Max O2 Can Med Assoc J 96:1262PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Jelliffe BB (1969) Appreciation de l’etat nutritionel des populationes. OMS, GenevaGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Nie NA, Hull CH, Jenkins JG (1975) Statistical package for the social sciences, 2nd edn. McGraw-Hill, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Mocellin R, Rutenfranz J (1971) Investigation of the physical working capacity of obese children. Acta Paediatr Scand [Suppl] 217:138Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Montoue HJ, Frantz MF, Kozar AJ (1972) The values of age, height, and weight in establishing standards of fitness for children. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 12:174Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Rose CL, Cohen ML (1977) Relative importance of physical activity for longevity. Ann NY Acad Sci 301:671PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Simić BS (1977) Medical dietetics. Belgrad 78Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Van Döblen W (1954) A simply bicycle ergometer. J Appl Physiol 1:222Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Williams M (1979) Fitness testing for adolescents and young adults. Aust Fam Physician 8:279PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag · Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Neradović
  • D. Plećaš
  • M. Havelka

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations