Active breaks during virtual classrooms in schoolchildren in times of COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy to increase physical activity levels

Jairo Azócar-Gallardo, Alex Ojeda-Aravena

Submited: 2021-08-21 09:57:52 | Published: 2022-07-20 16:35:28

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol19-Issue2(2022)art140

  • As a result of the closure of schools to control COVID-19 transmission, the lifestyle of schoolchildren changed, with an increase in excess malnutrition, sedentary behavior, decreased outdoor time and increased screen time.
  • The modification in the execution of classes in their new modalities (on-site or virtual) does not modify the deleterious effects of the sedentary behavior of schoolchildren.
  • Short cumulative active breaks can be an efficient strategy to meet the minimum physical activity recommendations suggested by the WHO for children and adolescents aged 5-17 years.

Azócar-Gallardo J, Ojeda-Aravena A. Active breaks during virtual classrooms in schoolchildren in times of COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy to increase physical activity levels. Journ. M. Health. 2022;19(2). Disponible en: doi:10.5027/jmh-Vol19-Issue2(2022)art140 [Accessed 29 sep. 2022].
Azócar-Gallardo, J., & Ojeda-Aravena, A. (2022). Active breaks during virtual classrooms in schoolchildren in times of COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy to increase physical activity levels. Journal of Movement & Health, 19(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol19-Issue2(2022)art140

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