Physical education or playtime: which is more effective at promoting physical activity in primary school children?

@inproceedings{Wood2015PhysicalEO,
  title={Physical education or playtime: which is more effective at promoting physical activity in primary school children?},
  author={Carly Wood and Katie Hall},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2015}
}
School physical education (PE) and playtime provide important opportunities for physical activity (PA). However, little research has assessed PA during primary school PE using accelerometry or compared PA during different lesson types. There is also a lack of research comparing PA during PE and playtime, despite suggestions that playtime promotes more PA. The primary aim of this study was to determine which types of PE lesson are most facilitative of PA. The secondary aim was to determine… CONTINUE READING
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