Assessing physical activity during recess using accelerometry.

  title={Assessing physical activity during recess using accelerometry.},
  author={Nicola D. Ridgers and Gareth Stratton and Stuart J Fairclough},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={41 1},
BACKGROUND Physical activity guidelines recommend children should engage in 60 min of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) a day. School recess presents an opportunity for children to be physically active during the school day. Limited research has investigated children's activity levels during recess and its contribution to physical activity recommendations. Moreover, no target for physical activity during recess has been set. METHODS One hundred sixteen boys and 112 girls (aged 5… CONTINUE READING

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