Recreo organizado como estrategia para mejorar los niveles actividad física y condición física en adolescentes escolares

Translated title of the contribution: Organized recess as a strategy to improve physical activity levels and physical condition in adolescents

FERNANDO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, Sebastián Molina Roblero, Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to identify the effects of an intervention during school recesses on physical condition and physical activity in Chilean adolescents. Fifty volunteer students (27 girls) participated, with an average of 14.2 ± 1.3 years. Control group (n=21) and intervention group (n=29). Targeted activities were carried out in the schoolyard during the two recesses in the morning, for 12 weeks. Pre and post test, the 20m shuttle run test, manual dynamometry, body composition, PAQ-A questionnaire and accelerometry were evaluated. The intervention group (GI), had better levels of physical activity than the control group (GC), during recess, physical education class, lunch time and steps/day (p <0.05). In conclusion, the active participation during recesses can increase minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity and improve cardiorespiratory fitness.

Translated title of the contributionOrganized recess as a strategy to improve physical activity levels and physical condition in adolescents
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)403-410
Number of pages8
JournalRetos
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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