Classroom Activity

Action Schools!

Initiative Description: Teachers in Intervention schools were asked to deliver 15 min of moderate to intense physical activity daily to achieve 75 min of extra physical activity per week (in addition to 2×40 min PE classes). Teachers provided opportunities in the classroom for students to ‘snack on physical activities’ such as skipping, dancing, and resistance exercises throughout the school day.

Study Results: Significant improvements in Cardio Respiratory Fitness

Reference: Reed, K. E., Warburton, D. E. R., Macdonald, H. M., Naylor, P. J., & McKay, H. A. (2008). Action Schools! BC: A school-based physical activity intervention designed to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors in children. Preventive Medicine, 46(6), 525–531.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good