Strength training for children works safely

Strength training for children works safely: study | Reuters

Regular workouts with free weights or exercise machines can help children and teenagers boost their muscle strength, in some cases by as much as 40 percent, according to a German review of recent studies.

Although strength training was long thought to pose an injury risk for school-age children and adolescents, studies in recent years have shown there is actually no greater risk than with other types of exercise or sports — and in some cases, less.

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