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dc.contributor.authorYli-Piipari, Sami
dc.contributor.authorKulmala, Janne Santeri
dc.contributor.authorJaakkola, Timo
dc.contributor.authorHakonen, Harto
dc.contributor.authorFish, Joseph Cole
dc.contributor.authorTammelin, Tuija
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T05:52:14Z
dc.date.available2016-05-10T05:52:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationYli-Piipari, S., Kulmala, J. S., Jaakkola, T., Hakonen, H., Fish, J. C., & Tammelin, T. (2016). Objectively Measured School Day Physical Activity Among Elementary Students in the United States and Finland. <em>Journal of Physical Activity and Health</em>, 13 (4), 440-446. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0335">doi:10.1123/jpah.2015-0335</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_67982
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/49683
dc.description.abstractSchools are in a unique position to ensure that all students meet the current physical activity (PA) recommendations. This study aimed to examine 1st to 3rd grade elementary students’ accelerometer measured school day PA in the United States (U.S.) and Finland. Methods: The sample consisted of 200 students (107 girls, 93 boys; ages 6 to 8) and their school day PA was monitored with hip-worn ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometers across a 5-day school week and the thresholds 100 and 2296 count per minute were used to separate sedentary time, light PA, and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Results: On an average school day, students were engaged in MVPA for 20.0 min in the U.S. and 24.1 min in Finland. Students’ school-day MVPA was 9 to 16 minutes higher during physical education (PE) days compared with non-PE days (U.S: 25.8 vs. 16.6 min/day; Finland: 36.3 vs. 20.1 min/day). Girls had less MVPA and more sedentary time compared with boys in both samples. Conclusion: This study highlights both the role of PE and other school day physical activities in meeting PA guidelines. Policy measures are needed to change the structure of the school day and enhance PA to ensure that students meet the PA recommendations.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Physical Activity and Health
dc.subject.otheraccelometry
dc.subject.otherschool health
dc.subject.otherschool health promotion
dc.titleObjectively Measured School Day Physical Activity Among Elementary Students in the United States and Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201605042424
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntakasvatuksen laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Sport Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapedagogiikka
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-05-04T09:15:05Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange440-446
dc.relation.issn1543-3080
dc.relation.volume13
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Human Kinetics. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.relation.doi10.1123/jpah.2015-0335


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