Literature Review

Initiative Description: Literature search of school-based controlled studies that involved a physical activity intervention targeting school students implemented during physical education lessons or regular school hours. The literature search identified 129 studies.

Study Results: Increase in PA minutes; interventions with both a physical activity and a cognitive component tended to influence the students’ levels of physical activity more strongly.

Reference: Demetriou, Y., & Höner, O. (2012). Physical activity interventions in the school setting: A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(2), 196.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good