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Table 6 Examples of aerobic and resistance exercises suggested for obese children and adolescents

From: Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity: consensus position statement of the Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology and the Italian Society of Pediatrics

Aerobic exercisesa exercises on treadmill, cycle ergometer, elliptical trainer
water activities (swimming or water aerobics)
Resistance exercisesa body weight exercise (push-ups, sit-ups, abdominal crunches), lifting free weights, using weight training machines and elastic resistance bands, circuit training
  1. aunder qualified supervision