Supplemental fitness activities and fitness in urban elementary school classrooms.

@article{Stephens1998SupplementalFA,
  title={Supplemental fitness activities and fitness in urban elementary school classrooms.},
  author={Mark B. Stephens and Sabrina Wentz},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          220-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND The physical activity levels of US children are declining. Opportunities for physical activity within city schools are constrained by time and space limits. This study determined whether a supplemental program of physical activity would significantly alter the fitness levels of low-income, minority, urban elementary schoolchildren. METHODS Ninety-nine students from two Cleveland Public Schools served as subjects. One school received a 15-week intervention program where teams of two… CONTINUE READING

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