Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: Incorporating 10-min Classroom Physical Activity Breaks for three days during a one-week intervention. Twenty-four-hour accelerometry was used to quantify moderate and vigorous physical activity.

Study Results: Modest increase in VPA in elementary school, but did not increase MVPA across the rest of the day.

Reference: Wilson, A. N., Olds, T., Lushington, K., Parvazian, S., & Dollman, J. (2017). Active school lesson breaks increase daily vigorous physical activity, but not daily moderate to vigorous physical activity in elementary school boys. Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(1), 145–152.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good