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Pediatric Weight Management

PWM: Physical Activity and Inactivity (2006)

Pediatric Weight Management: Physical Activity and Inactivity

Physical inactivity is not viewed as a lack of physical activity but rather as an indicator of the amount of inactive time in a day. Inactivity is typically studied as television time or computer use since these are the most common inactive pursuits among children. The effects of television and video game play on body composition may be very different due to differences in metabolic rate in these activities as well as to stronger behavioral interactions with eating for television viewing.