New resources from Active Living Research highlight new research on physical activity and children

Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has recently published three new research briefs that summarize the findings from research that focuses on children and physical activity.

The research briefs include:

  • Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work? This brief summarizes the research on how programs that provide classroom physical activity breaks impact physical activity, academic performance, health and related factors in children. The focus is on activity breaks held in the classroom and it does not include physical education or recess.

To learn more about the latest promising approaches for preventing obesity, increasing children’s physical activity levels, and improving overall health, please visit ALR’s website.