Go play outside: Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth

10 julio 2014

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. Studies have shown that youth experience most of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to reason that increasing outdoor time after school hours would increase MVPA. Researchers have now confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated with MVPA.