Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Editorial, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 5 Issue: 2

Physical Activity in the Very Young Child

Louise A Kelly*
California Lutheran University, #3400, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California 91360, USA
Corresponding author : Louise A Kelly
Assistant Professor, California Lutheran University, #3400, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California-91360, USA
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Received: April 02, 2016 Accepted: April 03, 2016 Published: April 05, 2016
Citation: Kelly LA (2016) Physical Activity in the Very Young Child. J Athl Enhancement 5:2. doi:10.4172/2324-8793.1000e110


Worldwide, the prevalence of overweight people continues to rise. Especially, the increase in overweight children is of great concern. In 2000, 10% of all children aged 5-17 were overweight, a total of 155 million. Early childhood (defined as between 0 and 5 years of age) has been identified as one of the most critical periods for the development of obesity in later years. It is estimated that 22 million children below 5 years of age are currently overweight, and children from ethnic minority groups have a higher risk of obesity compared to their Caucasian peers.

Keywords: Physical activity; Children; Obesity

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