Systematic review of recess interventions to increase physical activity.

  title={Systematic review of recess interventions to increase physical activity.},
  author={Melinda J. Ickes and Heather Erwin and Aaron E Beighle},
  journal={Journal of physical activity \& health},
  volume={10 6},
BACKGROUND With the rapid increase in obesity rates among youth, efforts to increase physical activity (PA) have become a priority. School-based strategies for PA promotion must be cost-effective, unobtrusive, and linked to improved academic performance. Efforts to maximize recess PA are advocated because of both health and academic benefits. The purpose of this manuscript was to review recess interventions aimed to improve PA among youth, and make recommendations to develop related best… 

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