%0 Journal Article
	%A Michael J. Hamlin and  Mick Grimley and  Vicki Cowley and  Chris D. Price and  Jill M. Hargreaves and  Jenny J. Ross
	%D 2011
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 53, 2011
	%T Heart Rate-Determined Physical Activity In New Zealand School Children: A Cross- Sectional Study
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11350
	%V 53
	%X The aim of this study was to examine current levels of physical activity determined via heart rate monitoring. A total of 176 children (85 boys, 91 girls) aged 5-13 years wore sealed Polar heart rate monitors for at least 10 hours per day on at least 3 days. Mean daily minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity was 65 ± 43 (mean ± SD) for boys and 54 ± 37 for girls. Daily minutes of vigorous-intensity activity was 31 ± 24 and 24 ± 21 for boys and girls respectively. Significant differences in physical activity levels were observed between school day and weekends, boys and girls, and among age and geographical groups. Only 36% of boys and 22% of girls met the New Zealand physical activity guideline. This research indicates that a large proportion of New Zealand children are not meeting physical activity recommendations.

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