The effects of increasing outdoor play time on physical activity in Latino preschool children.

@article{Alhassan2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of increasing outdoor play time on physical activity in Latino preschool children.},
  author={Sofiya Alhassan and John R Sirard and Thomas N Robinson},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={153-8}
}
OBJECTIVE A randomized controlled pilot study to test the hypothesis that increasing preschool children's outdoor free play time increases their daily physical activity levels. METHODS Physical activity was assessed by accelerometers for four consecutive school days in thirty-two Latino children (3.6+/-0.5 years) attending a preschool for low-income families. After two days of baseline physical activity assessment, participants were randomly assigned to an intervention (RECESS; n =17) or… CONTINUE READING

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