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Classroom exercise could help combat childhood inactivity, study finds

Exercise videos in school classrooms could be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study has concluded.

Research, supported by ACE and performed by Dr Leon Greene at the University of Kansas’ Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, involved 16 teachers and more than 400 students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade classes.

PE teachers helped researchers design eight exercise videos targeted at each age group. The students exercised with 10-minute videos up to twice a day for one month.

Using accelerometers and the system for observing fitness instruction time (SOFIT) tool, which assesses PE classes and collects data on student activity levels, the results showed pupils reached a moderate level of exercise intensity, the equivalent of a brisk walk or slow jog, during each video.

Data showed that 20 to 25 per cent of the children reached a vigorous intensity.

After four weeks of up to two video exercise sessions per day, students were more active and, according to the teachers, better behaved.

“It’s important for children to develop a positive relationship to movement and physical activity while they’re young. This will make it much less challenging to incorporate movement into their lifestyle as an adult,” said ACE chief science officer Cedric X Bryant.

He said that videos could be a powerful low-cost tool to both getting youngsters moving now and keeping them moving throughout their lives.

“One in five children in the US is obese,” said Bryant. “Daily movement will help lead kids to better health and enhanced learning ability. When kids grow up with the idea that movement is an integral aspect of all parts of life, we can start shifting the tide on the global epidemic of preventable inactivity-related diseases. That means a world of healthier and happier lives.”

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Exercise videos in school classrooms could be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study has concluded.
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Boutique club operator Studio Lagree has opened its third London studio, at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.
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A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future
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Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of
A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey
The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched
The Thames Club in Staines, Surrey, has added a dedicated hot yoga studio to its
Construction work has officially begun on the new £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre in Stockton-on-Tees.
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ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which
A new four-day “celebration of physical activity” – combining a conference, awards night and a
US-based health club operator Orangetheory Fitness is looking to strengthen its foothold in the UK
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Features
Gym design
We take a closer look at Trainyard Gym, the stunning street-art inspired, recently opened 3,500sq m Shangri-La health club in Hotel Jen, Beijing
Features
IHRSA update
Kristen Walsh takes a look at what we can expect from IHRSA 2018, taking place in San Diego this March
Features
Research
A new study by researchers at the British Psychological Society suggests that personality type can impact the effectiveness of a person’s exercise regime as it influences their preferred workout style, frequency and location
Features
Research
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness
Features
ukactive update
ukactive CEO Steven Ward discusses the need for a collaborative approach to solving issues in the sector
Features
Consumer trends
Aged 21 years or younger, Generation Z are the next customers and employees of health clubs worldwide. Tom Walker asks generational researcher Denise Villa, PhD, how this tech-savvy and social media-driven generation will affect the industry
Features
Interview
We talk to the key people in the fitness franchise group’s management team
Features
Buyer Insight
What factors influence decisions made by the industry’s top buyers? Tom Walker speaks to the head of procurement at David Lloyd Leisure about how the company keeps its offer fresh
Features
Workplace fitness
With UK productivity levels trailing behind other EU economies, Tom Walker asks if fitness offers a solution and if operators can use their knowledge to improve their own productivity
Features
Fitness foresight
Health Club Management’s annual Fitness ForesightTM looks at the key trends, influences and opportunities shaping the health and fitness sector over the coming year – and beyond
Features
Fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest health and fitness products and services
Features
People
People profile
Clear plans for a future capital realisation event, innovations such as ‘thé Yard’ and ambitious growth plans make this an exciting time to be joining énergie
People
Interview
When I took over, I was solid on the wellness side of things, but I suddenly became responsible for property, operations and other aspects of running a business
People
People profile
I strongly believe the fitness industry is at the beginning of an increasingly innovative period and it’s exciting to be at the heart of that as part of the FIBO team
People
People profile
India has severe health issues due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and long working hours. If reports are correct, by 2020 more than 65 per cent of all mortality will be linked to chronic diseases
People
People profile
We allocate a fitness coach to every single member and offer all members a training session with their coach every single month
People
People profile
You could offer me a million pounds to promote something, but if it isn’t true to me or it’s damaging to my audience, I’m not going to do it
People
Interview
Yes, we want members to spend more money, of course we do, but I want them to spend more time with each other. Creating social hubs is really, really important
People
People profile
The technology they have at nanoM can help to pinpoint potential issues before you even know about them
People
People profile
For gyms looking to engage with this demographic, they need to make socialising part of the mix… they at least need to have somewhere where they can offer people a cup of tea after the class
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Directory
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Retail solutions
Swimrite Supplies Ltd / SRS Leisure: Retail solutions
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Rephouse: Flooring
Audio visual
Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Gym consultancy services
Gym Angels: Gym consultancy services
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Data and technology theme for active-net 2018
Data and the use of technology to enhance participation will be the theme of active-net 2018.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Elevate 2018 will feature new thought leadership conference alongside trade exhibition
Thanks to increasing industry support Elevate, the UK’s largest physical activity trade event, has announced details of a new thought leadership conference.
Property & Tenders
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-02 Mar 2018
BBC MediaCityUK, Salford, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-09 Mar 2018
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Diary dates
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