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Knowledge of Students Attending a High School in Pretoria, South Africa, on Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

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633–40
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases such as heart disease which are showing an increase in prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our results indicated that 38%, of the participants engaged in low activity levels, 58.8% in moderate activity levels and 3.2% in high activity levels and that generally, adolescents are not actively involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future health and well-being.

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Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain the knowledge of students on the composition of a healthy diet, daily nutritional requirements and the importance of regular exercise.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Effect of Submaximal Warm-up Exercise on Exercise-induced Asthma in African School Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.222
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117–25
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This study reports the effect of warm-up exercise on exercise-induced asthma (EIA) and highlights the need to screen school children for EIA. There was a high prevalence of EIA among the school children in this study. Exercise after warm-up was significant in reducing EIA.

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Revised: 
21 Mar, 2014
Accepted: 
29 May, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Jan, 2015
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