The Impact of Playworks on Boys’ and Girls’ Physical Activity During Recess

  • Journal of School Health
  • January 21, 2015

Martha Bleeker, Nicholas Beyler, Susanne James-Burdumy, and Jane Fortson

Girls in Playworks schools had significantly higher accelerometer intensity counts and spent more time in vigorous physical activity than girls in control schools. Girls in the treatment group were also significantly less likely than those in the control group to be sedentary and significantly more likely to engage in jumping, tag, and playground games.

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