Children's physical activity levels during school recess: A quasi-experimental intervention study

N.D. Ridgers, G. Stratton, S.J. Fairclough, J.W.R. Twisk

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Abstract

Background
Recess provides a daily opportunity for children to engage in moderate-to-vigorous (MVPA) and vigorous physical activity (VPA). Limited research has investigated the effects of recess-based interventions on physical activity using large sample sizes whilst investigating variables that may influence the intervention effect. The aim of the study was to investigate the short-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures intervention on recess physical activity. A secondary aim was to investigate the effects of covariates on the intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Article number19
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • physical activity

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