TITLE

Physical activity of children in family child care

AUTHOR(S)
Temple, Viviene A.; Naylor, Patti-Jean; Rhodes, Ryan E.; Higgins, Joan Wharf
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism;Aug2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p794
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Physical activity was monitored for 65 boys and girls, during family child care, using accelerometry. Average accelerometer wear time was 7.0 h (SD = 0.83), and average counts per epoch were 104.6 (SD = 31.6). Mean minutes per hour of moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour were 1.76 min (SD = 0.90) and 39.49 min (SD = 4.50), respectively. The very low levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity suggest that the young children in this study may be insufficiently active during child care.
ACCESSION #
43715247

 

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