Promoting Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity in Overweight Minority Girls

@inproceedings{Olvera2010PromotingMP,
  title={Promoting Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity in  Overweight Minority Girls},
  author={Norma N. Olvera and Marilynn H Graham and Jessica Mcleod and Stephanie F. Kellam and Nancy F Butte},
  booktitle={International journal of pediatrics},
  year={2010}
}
There is limited research on the types of activities that are most effective for promoting MVPA in children. Purpose. To assess which types of activities elicit MVPA in overweight minority girls. Methods. Sample consisted of 31 overweight (BMI >/= 85th percentile) Latina and African-American girls (mean age 10.3 +/- 1.2 years). Participants wore an Actical accelerometer each day for 8 hours for 15 days to assess engagement in MVPA during their participation in a three-week activity intervention… CONTINUE READING