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Journal: The Swedish Journal of Scientific Research (SJSR) (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 85-87

Keywords : Wellness. Obesity. Fitness.;

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The research was conducted on a sample of 50 adolescents (30 males and 20 females) aged between 16 and 19 years to assess the effectiveness of physical activity in overweight subjects. The study was carried out by administering a questionnaire and through the participation in one extra hour of training per week over a period of six months beyond the scheduled curricular hours of Physical Education in a secondary school in Naples. Method The questionnaire was administered at the beginning to test how interested adolescents are in the problems related to obesity. Participants were offered a program of additional training after their body weight had been measured, and then grouped by similar weight (average weight). The survey was then carried out at the end of extra sessions. Results and Conclusion the results showed that 26 subjects on a sample of 50 reduced their body weight by carrying out a simple additional training session per week. The collection of data confirmed the importance of holding physical activity even if it does not qualify as competitive sports activity.

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