What Are The Physiological Differences Between Children And Adults, And How Do They Affect Exercise Assessment And Program Design?

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Physiologically, Children and Adults differ primarily in their power, speed/agility and strength.

In children their bones are softer than adults, thus their bodies are more flexible than adults.
In children their heart rates are generally higher than in adults.
Muscles are more developed in adults
Due to well developed muscles, adults have more strength than children.
The joins and ligaments in children are softer, hence can undertake more stress and strain. IN adults they get rigid overtime and hence less flexible. For example, in a child a dislocated arm can be fixed more easily than in an adult. Also a child can suffer from dislocation more frequently than an adult.

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A child has a bigger head than an adult so what are the advantages and the disadvantages prior to that anatomical view?
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Physiologically, most of the body mechanisms are mature in adults when compared to children.

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