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LA6771 - Analysis of Reading:INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUNG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN – IT’S CHILD’S PLAY: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. By Lina Engelen, et al.

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Spring 2019
Analysis of Reading:INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUNG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN – IT’S CHILD’S PLAY: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Analysis of Reading:INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUNG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN – IT’S CHILD’S PLAY: A CLUSTER RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Analysis of Reading: This article explores the issue of introducing free play in school playgrounds to increase physical activity in young children during lunch or recess time.  It is mentioned that compulsory PE in schools has helped with incrementing physical activity in students, but it is not feasible to allocate more curricular hours into this subject.  The article mentions the  benefits of encouraging physical activity in children at younger ages to establish activity habits for their later lives.