Web Desk: A recent new research shows that intense exercise at school has clear positive effects on bone density, muscular strength and balance in eight to ten-year-old children, when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable.
Researchers examined bone and muscle health in 295 school children over a whole year. The children participated in a training concept looking into the effects of various types of intense interval training at school.
The children who played ball games for three days in a week for 40 minutes, their muscular strength increases by 10 per cent and balance improved by 15 per cent.
According to the assistant professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Malte Nejst Larsen, “The study shows that bone density in the ball-game group rose by per cent in the legs and by 3 per cent in the body as a whole, giving a real boost to bone health.”