Gap Fill - Endurance Athletes - Level 5


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Children always seem to have of energy and never run out of . Researchers found that children have the stamina and levels of of endurance athletes. Children recover from "-intensity exercise" a lot than athletes. A study looked at the performance of children cycling, and compared their fitness to athletes. Dr Sebastien Ratel said: "We found the children used of their aerobic and were therefore less during the high-intensity physical activities. They also recovered very quickly - even faster than the well-trained endurance athletes."

The hope their findings will help scientists understand how the human changes with age. It could help in the against diabetes and other . Dr Ratel warned that children are becoming less . He said: "With the rise in diseases related to physical inactivity, it is helpful to understand the physiological changes with that might contribute to the of disease." He said children should keep fit as they grow up and play a so they become adults. He said: "Children seem to have the ability to play and play... after adults have become tired."

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