Imagen corporal y autoestima en niños según su estado nutricional y frecuencia de actividad física

Translated title of the contribution: Body image and self-esteem in children according to their nutritional status and frequency of physical activity

Pedro Delgado-Floody, Felipe Caamaño, Aldo Osorio, Daniel Jerez, Juan Fuentes, Eduardo Levin, Juan Tapia

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Abstract

Physical activity plays an important role in child development. The purpose of this study was to compare body image, self-esteem, cardio-metabolic risk and physical performance of children by nutritional status and frequency of physical activity. We studied 208 children (115 men and 93 women) 11.9±1.2 years of age. Participants were divided by frequency of physical activity per week: Group 1 (n= 87) was not physically active; Group 2 (n= 64) was physically active 1 or 2 times per week; Group 3 (n= 57) was physically active 3 or 4 times a week. We observed that 51 children were overweight and 40 obese. Children who were physically active 3 or 4 times per week, were less concerned about their body image and had higher self-esteem scores (both p <0.05). These children also reported lower cardio-metabolic risk and better physical performance. We conclude that there are overall developmental benefits for children who are more physically active.

Translated title of the contributionBody image and self-esteem in children according to their nutritional status and frequency of physical activity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)12-18
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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