International Journal of Exercise Science 10(4): 487-496, 2017. One of the main European Childhood Obesity Group mission is to assist healthcare workers in delivering evidence-based assessment and treatment of childhood obesity. Every year the ECOG annual work shop includes working groups whose objective is to highlight the major concerns faced by clinicians and practitioners who work in the field of pediatric obesity. This year, a working group was devoted to the assessment of physical activity and physical fitness in this population. The present commentary attempts to summarize the main themes identified by practitioners during these workshops in order to provide the basic and essential first steps.
O´Malley, Grace; Ring-Dimitriou, Susanne; Nowicka, Paulina; Vania, Andrea; Frelut, Marie-Laure; Farpour-Lambert, Nathalie; Weghuber, Daniel; and Thivel, David
"Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Pediatric Obesity: What are the First Steps for Clinicians? Expert Conclusion from the 2016 ECOG Workshop,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 10
4, Pages 487 - 496.
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