Role of the playground environment on levels of physical activity in elementary school children
The school environment offers opportunities for children to be active, particularly during recess periods. Yet the influence of the playground on levels of physical activity (PA) throughout the day has not been well described. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the role of renovated (Learning Landscapes, LL) vs. non-renovated playgrounds on levels of recess, school day and after school PA in elementary school children. The data collected serve as baseline for the Intervention of PhysicaL Activity in Youth (IPLAY) Study. METHODS: We measured height, weight and 5-6 days of ...
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