Disparities in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among girls and overweight and obese schoolchildren during school- and out-of-school time

  • International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • March 22, 2016

Kristie Hubbard, Christina D. Economos, Peter Bakun, Rebecca Boulos, Kenneth Chui, Megan P. Mueller, Katie Smith and Jennifer Sacheck

In a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts, only 15 percent of students achieved the CDC-recommended 60 minutes of daily MVPA throughout the day, and only 8 percent met the recommendation of 30 minutes of MVPA during school. The greatest disparity was between boys and girls, with girls being far less likely than boys to meet both of these guidelines.

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