The Effects of Activity Zones on Physical Activity During Recess
Objective: In this study, we investigated physical activity levels during recess with an activity zone intervention. Methods: Physical activity was assessed in 433 boys and girls using the SOPLAY observational tool and Actigraph-GT3X accelerometers. Physical activity data were collected for one week prior to the intervention and for 2 weeks with the activity zones. Results: Overall, incorporating activity zones decreased sedentary and moderate physical activity while subsequently increasing time spent in vigorous physical activity. A 5% increase in observational physical activity was seen on activity-zoned playgrounds. When analyzed by grade, third-graders had the greatest improvements in physical activity. Conclusion: Implementing activity zones is an effective intervention that increases physical activity during recess.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2019
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