Although parents would have tired themselves trying to tire their kids after all the running and hard work! According to the latest studies, children have muscles that are certainly with a much higher recovery rate as compared to that of the professional athletes and the functional adults. The team that organized the study came with a test on three types of consecutive groups that were composed of 12 boys of age between eight and twelve who were not in average weight list, 12 unfit adults, and 13 national level competitive adults.
Each one of the group performed the cycling tests just to see how quickly the members did their recovery from the exercising regimen. The study tested their heart rate, oxygen levels, and lactate and acidosis levels. When all the tests were done, it was revealed that the children excellently performed the tests as compared to that of the out-of-shape adults.
Though, experts were not as much surprised by the results as you are as children are certainly more active and fit because they use their aerobic metabolism that is something that decreases as children get into the phase of adulthood.
Sebastian Ratel, associate professor in the exercise physiology at the university Clermont Auvergne, France, said, “children also recovered very quickly, even faster than the well-trained adult endurance athletes, as demonstrated by their faster heart rate recovery and ability to remove better lactate, a metabolic by-product contributing to muscle fatigue.”
The main objective of this study was to find different ways to incorporate a healthier lifestyle for the adults because they face a higher risk of getting certain diseases when they age. According to the researchers, the increasing number of diseases is also associated with the physical inactivity as well.
Ratel also stated that the research from this study showed that the anaerobic fitness reduces the levels when a child grows which is also when problems like diabetes occur. He hoped that the findings of the study could help in encouraging the children who are actively not participating in maintaining the muscle fitness in their growing up phase.
An exercise scientist, Paul Hough stated that these findings are helpful, but one needs to keep in mind that there are numerous diseases that are not associated to the physical fitness of a person but can also be hereditary or some other reasoning.