Literature Review

Initiative Description: Literature review on active transport and afterschool programs and the effects on CVFitness

Study Results: Sixty-eight different studies met the inclusion criteria. Evidence of moderate quality indicated active transport to school as a way to improve cardiovascular fitness. More evidence is needed for Afterschool programs.

Reference: Larouche, R., Saunders, T. J., Faulkner, G. E. J., Colley, R., & Tremblay, M. (2014). Associations between active school transport and physical activity, body composition, and cardiovascular fitness: A Systematic Review of 68 Studies. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11(1), 206–227.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good