Improvement of in-school physical activity with active school-based interventions to interrupt prolonged sitting: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ortega I Martínez, Anna
Background: Sedentary behaviors have increased in recent years and their consequences have led the World Health Organization to make recommendations for promoting a more active lifestyle. The school environment has been defined as a key place for achieving this objective for children and adolescents. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to analyze the effect of active-break interventions for interrupting prolonged sitting times during school-time on physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB), at school, in childhood and youth. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out, including clinical trials aimed at assessing the effects of interrupting prolonged sitting at school with active breaks on in-school PA and/or SB. Multimodal and static interventions were excluded. Six databases were analyzed: Medline, WOS, Cochrane Library, SPORT Discus, CINAHL and EMBASE. PA, SB; moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) were the variables considered. Results: Nine studies were included, with a total of 2145 children between 6 and 12 years old. The heterogeneity in the duration (five–sixty min), the frequency (one–three times per-day up to three times per week), and duration (five days to three years) of the interventions was detected. The meta-analyses for in-school PA, MVPA, and SB were performed, showing a significant improvement in both PA and MVPA. Conclusions: Interrupting prolonged sitting with active-based school interventions could improve PA and MVPA levels during school time.
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Activitat física de moderada a vigorosa
Actividad física de moderada a vigorosa
Interrupción de sesión
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Carrasco-Uribarren, Andoni; Ortega I Martínez, Anna; Amor-Barbosa, Marta [et al.]. Improvement of in-school physical activity with active school-based interventions to interrupt prolonged sitting: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, 20(2), 1636. Disponible en: <https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/2/1636>. Fecha de acceso: 20 ene. 2023. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20021636
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