Intensity and seasonality of physical activity of children during school recess

Rocha de Faria, Fernanda, Canabrava, Karina Lúcia Ribeiro, Hills, Andrew P., & dos Santos Amorim, Paulo Roberto (2014) Intensity and seasonality of physical activity of children during school recess. UEM / Revita da Educacao Fisica, 25(1), pp. 117-125.

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Abstract

This study aimed to quantify the intensity of physical activity (PA) of children during school recess (RE), compare the AF gender 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 for three consecutive REs in winter (INV) and spring (PRI) with intensity of the activity being classified as low, moderate and vigorous. Descriptive statistics were used for general data, t test for independent samples for differences between the sexes, paired t test for seasonality. Differences were found between INV and PRI temperatures. Girls had a significant reduction in the AF INV to PRI, which was not observed among boys. The RE represented a small contribution to daily recommendations of AF.

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ID Code: 82339
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Physical activity, students
DOI: 10.4025/reveducfis.v25i1.19829
ISSN: 1983-3083
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2015 23:12
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 21:43

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