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Energy Cost of Free-Play Activities in 10- to 11-Year-Old Children / Kelly, Mackintosh; Gareth, Stratton

Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Volume: 13, Issue: s1, Pages: S71 - S74

Swansea University Authors: Kelly, Mackintosh, Gareth, Stratton

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DOI (Published version): 10.1123/jpah.2015-0709

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Objective: This study sought to ascertain the energy expenditure (EE) associated with different sedentary and physically active free-play activities in primary school-aged children. Methods: Twenty-eight children (13 boys; 11.4±0.3 years; 1.45±0.09 m; 20.0±4.7 kg∙m-2) from one primary school in Nort...

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Published in: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
ISSN: 1543-3080 1543-5474
Published: Human Kinetics 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa27985
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Abstract: Objective: This study sought to ascertain the energy expenditure (EE) associated with different sedentary and physically active free-play activities in primary school-aged children. Methods: Twenty-eight children (13 boys; 11.4±0.3 years; 1.45±0.09 m; 20.0±4.7 kg∙m-2) from one primary school in Northwest England engaged in six activities representative of children’s play for 10 minutes (drawing, watching a DVD, playground games and free-choice) and 5 minutes (self-paced walking and jogging), with 5 minutes rest between each activity. Gas exchange variables were measured throughout. Resting energy expenditure was measured during 15 minutes of supine rest. Results: Child (Schofield-predicted) MET values for watching a DVD, self-paced jogging and playing reaction ball were significantly higher for girls (p<0.05). Conclusion: Utilising a field-based protocol to examine children’s free-living behaviours, these data contribute to the scarcity of information concerning children’s EE during play to update the Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth.
Keywords: compendium
College: College of Engineering
Issue: s1
Start Page: S71
End Page: S74