Title

Risks and Benefits of Childhood Physical Activity

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

11-2014

Program

Exercise Science

Abstract

We were greatly disappointed to read the negative comments recently published regarding the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology's position statement on the benefits and risks of physical activity for children. Although we agree with the authors that there is far too much “scaremongering” about the risks associated with childhood physical activity, and far too little high quality data on either the benefits or risks, we do not believe the editorial comments accurately represent the published position statement.

Comments

Published as an addendum to the following article:

Longmuir, P. et al. "Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Position Stand: Benefit and Risk for Promoting Childhood Physical Activity." Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 39.11 (2014): 1271-1279.

DOI

10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70221-9