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Intensity and seasonality of physical activity of children during school recess

Citation

Rocha de Faria, F and Canabrava, KLR and Hills, AP and dos Santos Amorim, PR, Intensity and seasonality of physical activity of children during school recess, UEM / Revista da Educacao Fisica, 25, (1) ISSN 0103-3948 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.4025/reveducfis.v25i1.19829

Abstract

This study aimed to quantify the intensity of physical activity (PA) of children during school recess (SR), compare PA between genders and seasonal influences. The sample consisted of 30 girls (11.2 1.3 years) and 20 boys (11.3 0.8 years). Heart rate was monitored during three consecutive SR in the winter (WIN) and spring (SPR) with intensity of activity being classified as low, moderate and vigorous. Descriptive statistics for general data, T test for independent samples evaluated gender differences, paired T test for seasonality. Significant differences were found between the temperatures in WIN and SPR. The girls showed a significant reduction in PA from WIN to SPR, which was not observed among boys. The SR represented a small contribution to the daily recommendations of PA.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Physical activity,Students, Heart rate
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Community Child Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Child Health
Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:109675
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-27
Last Modified:2016-06-27
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