Ready for recess: a pilot study to increase physical activity in elementary school children.

@article{Huberty2011ReadyFR,
  title={Ready for recess: a pilot study to increase physical activity in elementary school children.},
  author={Jennifer Huberty and Mohammad Siahpush and Aaron E Beighle and Erin Fuhrmeister and Pedro Luiz Barros Silva and Gregory J Welk},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2011},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={251-7}
}
BACKGROUND Creating an optimal environment at recess may be necessary to maximize physical activity (PA) participation in youth. The purpose of this study was to determine the initial effectiveness of an elementary school recess intervention on the amount of moderate PA (MPA) and vigorous PA (VPA) during recess and the school day. METHODS This school-based intervention included staff training, activity zones, and playground equipment. The PA levels of third, fourth, and fifth grade students… CONTINUE READING
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