Fourth Graders’ Objectively Measured Week Long Physical Activity

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We explored 10–11 year-old children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) to describe how it is distributed within weekdays, weekend days, the segments of a schoolday and how it meets the global recommendation of ≥ 60 min daily MVPA. Participants were from two fourth classes (N = 33, 20 boys, 13 girls) in the city of Vantaa, capitol area of Finland. PA was measured using a Polar Active® (PAC) wrist-worn accelerometer. A diary supported the accelerometer data. Raw metabolic equivalent (MET) data from accelerometers were transmitted to computer, organized and uploaded to SPSS. We used MET-thresholds moderate PA (MPA) ≥ 3 < 6, vigorous (VPA) ≥ 6 and consequently moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) ≥ 3. Average daily MVPA was 92 min. Differences between weekdays and weekend days existed, but they were at least partly caused by the weather. Global recommendation was met by 21 %, more often by girls than boys. However, almost everyone met the recommendation ≥ 4 a week. Segments of the schoolday (lessons, long recesses, short recesses and lunch breaks) were physically quite active with 5, 12, 4 and 8 min, respectively. Hypothetically summed up schoolday accumulated 50 min MVPA. Boys accumulated quite systematically slightly more MVPA during schooldays and leisure time. Schooldays play an important role in children’s total MVPA and the current situation is decent. However, teacher educators, decision makers, school administration, principals, teachers and school staff should still aim at finding new ways of making the schooldays even more physically active.
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LehtiThe European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences
VuosikertaXXIV
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Sivut2891-2908
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ISSN2301-2218
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TilaJulkaistu - 31 tammikuuta 2019
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Fourth Graders’ Objectively Measured Week Long Physical Activity. / Valtonen, Juha; Kyhälä, Anna-Liisa; Slotte, Sari; Reunamo, Jyrki.

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