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- Heart rate-determined physical activity in New Zealand school children: a cross-sectional study
- Hamlin, Michael J.; Grimley, Mick; Cowley, Vicki; Price, Chris D.; Hargreaves, Jill M.; Ross, Jenny J.
- The aim of this study was to examine current levels of physical activity determined via heart rate monitoring. A total of 176 children (85 boys, 91 girls) aged 5-13 years wore sealed Polar heart rate monitors for at least 10 hours per day on at least 3 days. Mean daily minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity was 65 +/- 43 (mean +/- SD) for boys and 54 +/- 37 for girls. Daily minutes of vigorous-intensity activity was 31 +/- 24 and 24 +/- 21 for boys and girls respectively. Significant differences in physical activity levels were observed between school day and weekends, boys and girls, and among age and geographical groups. Only 36% of boys and 22% of girls met the New Zealand physical activity guideline. This research indicates that a large proportion of New Zealand children are not meeting physical activity recommendations.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: incorporating proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS), Paris, France, 24-26 June 2011, Vol. 77, no. (2011), pp. 941-946
- Publication year
- Activity guidelines; Heart rate monitoring; Moderate activity; New Zealand; Physical activity; Sedentary; Vigorous activity; Youth
- World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
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- Copyright © 2011 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.
- Peer reviewed