Energy expenditure and enjoyment of common children's games in a simulated free-play environment.

  title={Energy expenditure and enjoyment of common children's games in a simulated free-play environment.},
  author={Cheryl A. Howe and Patty S. Freedson and Henry A. Feldman and Stavroula Kalis Osganian},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={157 6},
OBJECTIVE To measure the energy expenditure and enjoyment of children's games to be used in developing a school-based intervention for preventing excessive weight gain. STUDY DESIGN Healthy weight (body mass index [BMI] < 85th percentile) and overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85th percentile) third-grade children (15 boys; 13 girls) were recruited. In a large gymnasium, children performed 10 games randomly selected from 30 games used in previous interventions. Total energy expenditure was measured… CONTINUE READING

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