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Zhang, Tao; Moore, William; Gu, Xiangli; Chu, Tsz Lun; Gao, Zan – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
Approximately half of the children in the United States do not meet the global physical activity guidelines, and many children adopt sedentary lifestyles. Given the fact about two-thirds children are classified as overweight or obese, traditional video games have been blamed as a major contributor to children's sedentary behavior and excessive…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Physical Education, Life Style
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Yli-Piipari, S.; Layne, T.; McCollins, T.; Knox, T. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
The aim of the study was to examine the effect of a 4-week classroom physical activity break intervention on middle school students' health-related physical fitness. The study was a randomized controlled trial with students assigned to the experiment and control conditions. A convenience sample comprised 94 adolescents (experiment group n = 52;…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Physical Fitness
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Layne, Todd – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2015
Most universities provide a plethora of physical activity courses in which students may choose to participate. Little research exists on the instructional impact of university students' participation in physical activity courses. Although some papers have produced positive findings regarding the Sport Education model in the university setting,…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Mixed Methods Research, Pretests Posttests