Sorry, parents, it seems that it may be harder for you to try to tire your children than you could have imagined. According to a new study, children's muscles have a much higher recovery rate than a professional athlete or functional adult.
Who runs the world? Children!
The team that conducted this study tested three different groups: a group consisting of twelve children between the ages of eight and twelve who were not in shape, twelve "unfit" adults and thirteen adult national level competitions. The group performed cycling tests and to see how quickly each group recovered from exercise, their heart rate, oxygen and acidosis levels and lactate levels were controlled.
After all the tests were performed, it was found that the children outgrow the adults "out of shape".
The results of these results did not impress the experts much, since children are more likely to use their aerobic metabolism, which is something that begins to diminish as children enter adulthood.
"Children also recovered very fast, even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes, as evidenced by their faster recovery and the ability to better eliminate lactate, a metabolic byproduct that contributes to the muscle fatigue ", Sébastien Ratel, who is the associate professor in Exercise Physiology at Clermont University Auvergne, France stated.
What does this mean for adults?
The study was actually conducted to find ways to incorporate a healthier lifestyle for adults, since the risk of contracting certain diseases is more likely to occur as the person age Research also believes that the increasing increase in the disease is also related to physical inactivity.
Ratel continued that the study's research showed that "aerobic fitness" decreases as children grow, and also when diseases such as diabetes can occur. He said he hoped the study findings would help encourage children who are not physically active to maintain muscle fitness as they get older.
Paul Hough, who is a sports and exercise scientist, said that although these findings are useful, researchers should keep in mind that many diseases are not related to whether a person is physically active, but also with hereditary reasoning or nutritional.
He also stated that a person should focus more on trying to maintain a balance between eating healthily and also staying fit, rather than his "response" to recover from fatigue quickly.
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