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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


GUZMAN GUZMAN, Ramiro E.. Sports Medical Assessment: Biopsychosocial Aspects related to Sports and Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.3, pp.192-200. ISSN 2386-8201.

The development of a physically active lifestyle is an objective for all children and adolescents. It has been demonstrated that physical activity is undoubtedly beneficial to health and there are cross-sectional studies that associate the practice of a sport with a lower consumption of cigarettes and alcohol, as well as increased bone mass and weight loss in obese children and adolescents. One of the tasks of the primary care physician is to take part in health programs for children and adolescents by providing recommendations for physical activity, lifestyle and injury prevention. It is also recommended that children and adolescents practice sports as this is, seen as a source of health and human development and encourages a spirit of initiative and responsibility that will enable children to express themselves improve themselves. At the same time it will discipline them, increase their performance and help them to become socially integrated.

Keywords : Sports Medicine; Exercise.

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