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Evaluation of a Redesigned Outdoor Space on Preschool Children's Physical Activity During Recess.
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PMID:  23196760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the impact of renovation and redesign of a university preschool's outdoor space on children's sedentary behavior, light activity, and moderate-to-vigorous-physical-activity (MVPA) during unstructured recess. Physical activity was measured by accelerometry and direct observation in two independent samples of 50 (baseline) and 57 (postintervention) children (Mage = 4.4 yrs ± 0.5). Controlling for gender, age, BMI and recess length, observational data, but not accelerometry, revealed a significant decrease in intervals spent sedentary (-26.5%) and increases in light physical activity (+11.6%) and MVPA (+14.9%). Higher levels of MVPA were associated with specific environmental changes (new looping cycle path, OR = 2.18; increased playground open space, OR = 7.62; and new grass hill, OR = 3.27). Decreased sedentary behavior and increased light activity and MVPA may be realized with environmental changes that promote continuous and novel movement experiences in more expansive spaces.
Authors:
Virginie Nicaise; David Kahan; Karen Reuben; James F Sallis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric exercise science     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1543-2920     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909729     Medline TA:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and with the Centre for Research and Innovation in Sport, University of Lyon 1-Claude, Bernard, France.
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