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Increasing children's physical activity levels during recess periods in elementary schools: the effects of providing game equipment.
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Increasing children's physical activity levels during recess periods in elementary schools: the effects of providing game equipment.

Author: SJ Verstraete Affiliation: Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University and Policy Research Center Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Belgium. Stefanie.Verstraete@UGent.be; GM Cardon; De Clercq DL; De Bourdeaudhuij IM
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:European journal of public health, 2006 Aug; 16(4): 415-9
Database:From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Other Databases: British Library SerialsECO
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BACKGROUND: During recess, children can be active on a daily basis, making it an important school environmental factor for the promotion of health-related physical activity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of providing game equipment on children's physical activity levels during morning recess and lunch break in elementary schools.
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: SJ Verstraete Affiliation: Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University and Policy Research Center Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Belgium. Stefanie.Verstraete@UGent.be; GM Cardon; De Clercq DL; De Bourdeaudhuij IM
ISSN:1101-1262
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 111030183
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BACKGROUND: During recess, children can be active on a daily basis, making it an important school environmental factor for the promotion of health-related physical activity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of providing game equipment on children's physical activity levels during morning recess and lunch break in elementary schools.

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