Modifying middle school physical education: Piloting strategies to increase physical activity

RP Jago, RG McMurray, S Bassin, L Pyle, S Bruecker, JM Jakicic, E Moe, T Murray, SL Volpe

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    Abstract

    Two pilot studies were conducted to examine whether 6th grade students can achieve moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) from 1) activity-based physical education (AB-PE) with 585 participants and 2) a curricular-based (CB-PE) program with 1,544 participants and randomly sampled heart rates during lessons. AB-PE participants spent between 54–66% with a heart rate >140 bpm. CB-PE participants spent between 49–58% with a heart rate >140 bpm. Girls’ mean heart rate was 3.7 bpm lower than the boys. PE can be readily modified so that students spend more than 50% of time in MVPA.
    Translated title of the contributionModifying middle school physical education: Piloting strategies to increase physical activity
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171 - 185
    Number of pages15
    JournalPediatric Exercise Science
    Volume21 (2)
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher: Human Kinetics

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