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A non-randomised mixed methods controlled before-and-after study. The study evaluated the effects of a classroom-based physical activity intervention in primary school children on physical activity. Two schools were allocated to deliver the classroom-based intervention for eight weeks, and three schools continued with their usual school routine.
The primary aim of this study was to test the feasibility and potential effect of a classroom-based, curriculum-embedded intervention - ExCiTE; Exercise Classes in the Teaching Environment- on total physical activity and moderate to vigorous physical activity. The secondary aim was to measure and describe health-related quality of life and physical fitness components, and to gain understanding of the experiences, views and attitudes towards the ExCiTE intervention among participating children and schoolteachers.
Classroom-based physical activity, Control Group
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-15T11:11:29-0400
The study is designed to compare two methods of delivering short (~10 min) physical activity breaks that will occur during the regular school day for 3 years. Schools will be randomized to...
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate three different approaches for increasing physical activity in African American women who are not currently doing enough physical activity...
The central hypothesis of the Fueling Learning Through Exercise (FLEX) study is two innovative school-based physical activity programs (a walking/running program and a classroom activity b...
Background Increased physical activity can improve cognition and academic skills. However due to economic concerns and increasing focus on standardized testing, PA in schools often receiv...
Getting regular physical activity has many health benefits. Current physical activity programs often encourage people to track their physical activity as a way to motivate them to continue...
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To maintain increases in physical activity (PA), interventions that implement group dynamics principles and strategies with the intent of enhancing group cohesion may be advantageous. This study exami...
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Engaging in physical activity following a diagnosis in breast cancer patients improves both survival rates and psychosocial health outcomes. The factors influencing the effectiveness of physical activ...
Physical activity has been shown to positively affect many aspects of life, and the positive relationship between physical activity levels and health is well established. Recently, research on the int...
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
The time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination because of exhaustion.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.
Bouts of physical irritability or movement alternating with periods of quiescence. It includes biochemical activity and hormonal activity which may be cellular. These cycles are shorter than 24 hours and include sleep-wakefulness cycles and the periodic activation of the digestive system.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...