ERIC Number: EJ571141
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Children's Television Viewing, Body Fat, and Physical Fitness.
Armstrong, Colin A.; Sallis, James F.; Alcaraz, John E.; Kolody, Bohdan; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Hovell, Melbourne F.
American Journal of Health Promotion, v12 n6 p363-68 Jul-Aug 1998
Examined the relationship between elementary students' television viewing and their physical fitness. Data from parent and student questionnaires and measures of body fat, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength/endurance, and muscular flexibility indicated that television viewing weakly and inconsistently related to various components of physical fitness (specifically, to cardiovascular fitness and body fat). (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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