Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions to Prevent Obesity

Physical activity has been associated with improved physical and mental health in both adults and children. It has also been linked to improved cognitive and academic performance.

Schools provide a good setting for physical activity interventions. Most children in Europe spend a significant amount of time at school and such interventions can be easily implemented and controlled in school settings.

This review compared the effectiveness of three types of interventions targeting 6 to 12-year-old children.

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