Daylight saving time as a potential public health intervention: an observational study of evening daylight and objectively-measured physical activity among 23,000 children from 9 countries

@article{Goodman2014DaylightST,
  title={Daylight saving time as a potential public health intervention: an observational study of evening daylight and objectively-measured physical activity among 23,000 children from 9 countries},
  author={Anna Goodman and Angie S Page and Ashley R Cooper},
  journal={The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity},
  year={2014},
  volume={11}
}
  • A. GoodmanA. PageA. Cooper
  • Published 23 October 2014
  • Medicine
  • The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
BackgroundIt has been proposed that introducing daylight saving measures could increase children’s physical activity, but there exists little research on this issue. This study therefore examined associations between time of sunset and activity levels, including using the bi-annual ‘changing of the clocks’ as a natural experiment.Methods23,188 children aged 5–16 years from 15 studies in nine countries were brought together in the International Children’s Accelerometry Database. 439 of these… 

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