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Research Review: Physically Active Lessons and Academics

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Preventive Medicine published a systemic review on physically active (PA) lessons to increase physical activity during academic time.
For a study to be included in the review is must have included the following criteria: 1. classroom lessons containing both PA and educational elements; 2. intervention studies featuring a control group or within-subjects baseline measurement period; 3. any age-group; and 4. English language.
Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria. The results indicated the following:
1. All studies found improved physical activity following physically active lessons: either in the whole intervention group or in specific demographics.
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