After-school interventions to increase physical activity among youth.

@article{Pate2009AfterschoolIT,
  title={After-school interventions to increase physical activity among youth.},
  author={Russell R Pate and Jennifer R O'Neill},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
Most children and adolescents do not meet the recommended 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. One attractive approach to increasing physical activity in young people is providing activity through structured after-school programmes. This paper provides a review of the scientific literature on the effects of after-school programmes on physical activity in children and adolescents. After-school physical activity interventions provided mixed results; some increased… CONTINUE READING

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