Effects of a classroom-based physical activity program on childrens physical activity levels

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Health
Department Exercise & Sports Science
Creator Newton, Maria
Other Author Goh, Tan Leng; Hannon, James; Webster, Collin Andrew; Podlog, Leslie William; Brusseau, Timothy
Title Effects of a classroom-based physical activity program on childrens physical activity levels
Date 2014-01-01
Description High levels of physical inactivity are evident among many American children. To address this problem, providing physical activity (PA) during the school day within the CSPAP framework, is one strategy to increase children's PA. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a classroom-based PA program on children's PA. Two hundred and ten students from one school participated in TAKE 10! for 12 weeks. All students wore pedometers and a sample of 64 students wore accelerometers for 4 days during week 1 (baseline), week 8 (midintervention), and week 12 (end-intervention). Data were analyzed using repeated-measures ANOVA. The results showed that students' daily in-school step counts increased by 672 steps from baseline to midintervention (P < .001). Students' moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA (MVPA) increased by approximately 2 minutes from baseline to end-intervention (P < .01). In conclusion, participating in TAKE 10! helps children strive toward the goal of recommended daily MVPA.
Type Text
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Volume 33
Issue 4
First Page 558
Last Page 572
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Goh, T. L., Hannon, J., Webster, C. A., Podlog, L. W., Brusseau, T., & Newton, M. (2014). Effects of a classroom-based physical activity program on childrens physical activity levels. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33(4), 558-72.
Rights Management (c) Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
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Date Created 2015-01-12
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 712762
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6fb8c2g
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