Author(s): Hayes LB, Van Camp CM
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Abstract Physical activity is crucial for children's health. Fitbit accelerometers were used to measure steps of 6 elementary students during recess. The intervention included reinforcement, self-monitoring, goal setting, and feedback. Steps taken during the intervention phase (M = 1,956 steps) were 47\% higher than in baseline (M = 1,326 steps), and the percentage of recess spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was higher during intervention (M = 25\%) than in baseline (M = 4\%). These methods successfully increased steps during recess and could be used to increase steps in other settings. © Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
This article was published in J Appl Behav Anal
and referenced in Aerobics & Fitness