About this Research Topic
Physiological responses of children to exercise should be understood separately from those of adults. Size, biochemical differences, neuromuscular differences and the non-maturation of sexual hormones conduct to different responses to exercise stimulus. Based on that, it is extremely important to differentiate adults from children in terms of acute responses and adaptations to training programs. Studies that bring new knowledge about the sensitivity of children to different training load, acute and long-term responses to training, immune response to regular exercise, thermoregulation in extreme environments or growth and maturation are welcomed to this Research Topic.
Therefore, the aim of this Frontiers Research Topic is to provide in-depth knowledge in the form of original work, review articles, and meta-analyses about the following aspects of exercise physiology:
- Growth and exercise
- Puberty and exercise
- Immune response
- Strength and conditioning in children
- Motor development and motor competency
- Acute responses to exercise in children
- Adaptations to physical training in children
- Thermoregulation in children
- Cognitive and physical development
Keywords: children, physiology, exercise, growth, fitness
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