publication . Article . 2010

Effect of programmed physical activity on the physical fitness of adolescent students

Edson Dos Santos Farias; Wellington Roberto Gomes Carvalho; Ezequiel Moreira Gonçalves; Gil Guerra Guerra-Júnior;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2010 Journal: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano (issn: 1415-8426, eissn: 1980-0037, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Abstract
The objective of this study was to determine the influence of programmed physical activity on the physical fitness of adolescent students over one school year. The sample consisted of 383 students (age range: 10 to 14 years) divided into two groups: 186 cases (96 boys and 90 girls) and 197 controls (108 boys and 89 girls). An intervention study with pre- and post-tests was conducted, in which the intervention group was submitted to programmed physical activity, while the control group underwent conventional classes of school physical education. Physical fitness was assessed by sit-and-reach (flexibility), muscle endurance (elbow flexion and extension) and aerobi...
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free text keywords: Motor activity, School health, Physical fitness, Atividade motora, Saúde escolar, Aptidão física., Sports, GV557-1198.995, Medicine (General), R5-920
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