Literature Review

Initiative Description: Systematic Literature Review or Multicomponent fitness and PA intervention strategies

Study Results: All 20 trials in the review update showed a positive effect on in-school, out-of-school or overall PA, and 6 of 11 studies showed an increase in fitness.This review confirms the public health potential of high quality, school-based PA interventions for increasing PA and possibly fitness in healthy youth.

Reference: Kriemler, S., Meyer, U., Martin, E., Sluijs, E. van Andersen, L. B., & Martin, B. W. (2011). Effect of school-based interventions on physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents: a review of reviews and systematic update. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(11), 923–930.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good