How Do Youth Sports Affect a Child's Daily Activity Level?
Siegel, Donald, JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
What Was the Question?
Although many people believe that involvement in sports is a way for youths to acquire the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), relatively little is known about the degree to which participation actually contributes to meeting that goal. Consequently, Wickel and Eisenmann (2007) attempted to examine how much daily MVPA can be attributed to sports involvement. As a secondary question, they also assessed the contributions to MVPA from physical education and recess.
What Was Done?
The researchers selected 119 boys between the ages of six and 12, who participated in basketball, soccer, and flag football teams sponsored by parks …
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Publication information: Article title: How Do Youth Sports Affect a Child's Daily Activity Level?. Contributors: Siegel, Donald - Author. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 79. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2008. Page number: 9. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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