The purpose of the study at Children’s Hospital is to evaluate the health benefits of regular physical activity. This includes aerobic (walking, jogging or running), resistance (strength) exercise or a combination of both exercises. The study looks at body fat, fitness and risk for type 2 diabetes in youth.

The study is currently recruiting overweight boys and girls (12–17 years old) who are physically inactive and do not have chronic health conditions. Eligible participants will receive a one-hour personal training, three times a week, for six months. The locations are either at the Children’s Hospital or at the downtown PNC YMCA.

Not only will the participants be given the opportunity to contribute to current adolescent research, they will have free health screenings in our state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital. They will also be involved in a structured and fun exercise and healthy nutrition program. This study will be monetarily compensated for an adolescent’s time. If you are interested in participating, call Nicole (412-692-7567) or Cara (412-692-5914).


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