Novel strategies to promote children's physical activities and reduce sedentary behavior

Salmon, Jo 2010, Novel strategies to promote children's physical activities and reduce sedentary behavior, Journal of physical activity & health, vol. 7, no. Supplement, pp. 299-306.

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Title Novel strategies to promote children's physical activities and reduce sedentary behavior
Author(s) Salmon, Jo
Journal name Journal of physical activity & health
Volume number 7
Issue number Supplement
Start page 299
End page 306
Total pages 8
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2010-11
ISSN 1543-3080
1543-5474
Keyword(s) youth
school
accelerometer
inclinometer
television viewing
Summary Physical activity and sedentary behavior (performed primarily while sitting) play a key role in the current and future health of young people. Most health evidence and intervention strategies targeting reductions in children’s sedentary behavior have focused on television viewing, with mixed evidence as to the effectiveness of these strategies and of the importance of television viewing for children’s health. Evidence from studies with adults using objective measures of sedentary behavior suggests that accumulated sedentary time is independently associated with metabolic health; importantly, emerging evidence suggests that the manner in which the sedentary behavior is accrued (ie, frequency of interruptions to time spent sedentary) may also have independent effects on health. Potential novel intervention approaches to reduce children’s sedentary time include activity breaks during class time at school, delivery of active lessons and homework, and changes to the classroom environment. Further evidence of the importance of sedentary time (both total accumulation and frequency of interruptions) on children’s health is required. Future studies should assess the effectiveness of interventions targeting organizational and pedagogical changes in schools as well as using homework to engage with families in more active ways.
Language eng
Field of Research 110604 Sports Medicine 50%
111712 Health Promotion 50%
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Human Kinetics, Inc.
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