Children Have Energy Levels Greater Than Endurance Athletes, Scientists Find


By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph


Parents run ragged by their children may have suspected it all along.

Youngsters have greater energy levels than professional endurance athletes, scientists have discovered, meaning it is virtually impossible for the average adult to keep up.

And for mothers and fathers hoping that tiring out their little ones will ensure a good night’s sleep, be warned.

Children also have an impressive recovery time, and will be back to their hyperactive best quicker than parents can say ‘lie in.’

“We found the children used more of their aerobic metabolism and were, therefore, less tired during the high-intensity physical activities,” said Sebastien Ratel, Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology who completed this study at the Université Clermont Auvergne, France…more

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