The contributing role of physical education in youth’s daily physical activity and sedentary behavior

@inproceedings{Chen2014TheCR,
  title={The contributing role of physical education in youth’s daily physical activity and sedentary behavior},
  author={Senlin Chen and Youngwon Ryan Kim and Zan Gao},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND School physical education (PE) is considered as an effective channel for youth to accumulate moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and reduce sedentary time. The purpose of this study was to determine the contributing role of PE in daily MVPA and sedentary time among youth. METHODS The study recruited 67 sixth grade children (29 boys; Mean age = 11.75) from two suburban schools at a U.S. Midwest state, 48 of whom contributed ≥10 hours of physical activity (PA) data per day… CONTINUE READING
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