Simple interventions can improve children's activity levels during recess

10/24/2013 | Reuters

Giving children sports equipment, encouragement to exercise, or making them stand between classes raised their level of vigorous activity during recess by as much as 40%, Australian researchers said. An intervention that mixed equipment and encouragement with standing during breaks yielded a 19% increase in vigorous exercise, according to the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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