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Rhona Martin-Smith, Duncan S. Buchan, Julien S. Baker, Mhairi J. Macdonald, Nicholas F. Sculthorpe, Chris Easton, Allan Knox and Fergal M. Grace

beneficial for a number of health outcomes in youth ( 36 , 37 ), many investigations have begun to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of embedding sprint interval training (SIT) interventions within the school environment ( 8 , 9 , 32 , 33 , 51 ). Despite contrasting SIT and high

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Jodie Andruschko, Anthony D. Okely and Phil Pearson

have been due to the nature of the school environment and students being required to participate in activities different to the scheduled activities their peers were attending. Future studies could possibly address this through making the program available for all students rather than exclusively for a

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Jessica L. Chandler, Keith Brazendale, Clemens Drenowatz, Justin B. Moore, Xuemei Sui, Robert G. Weaver and Michael W. Beets

: American after 3 PM special report on summer . 2009 . Accessed February 2, 2016. 4. Story M , Nanney MS , Schwartz MB. Schools and obesity prevention: creating school environments and policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity . Milbank Q . 2009 ; 87 ( 1 ): 71 – 100 . PubMed ID

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Patrick Abi Nader, Lina Majed, Susan Sayegh, Lama Mattar, Ruba Hadla, Marie Claire Chamieh, Carla Habib Mourad, Elie-Jacques Fares, Zeina Hawa and Mathieu Bélanger

Researchers aiming at promoting a healthy lifestyle among the Lebanese population should initiate studies investigating domestic and social covariates of physical activities among the youth. School Children spend a considerable amount of time at school; thus, the school environment can potentially influence

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Lauren McMichan, Ann-Marie Gibson and David A. Rowe

11–15 years old. We excluded any study based in primary/elementary schools or in high/secondary schools where interventions targeted adolescents over the age of 15 years. This is because primary and secondary school environments are different in terms of education and the structure of the school day

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Cheryl A. Howe, Kimberly A. Clevenger, Brian Plow, Steve Porter and Gaurav Sinha

characteristics of the outdoor school environment associated with physical activity . Health Educ Res . 2010 ; 25 (2): 248 – 56 . PubMed ID: 18936270 doi:10.1093/her/cyn050 10.1093/her/cyn050 18936270 13. Janssen I , Leblanc AG . Systematic review of the health benefits of physical activity and fitness

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Rosalie Coolkens, Phillip Ward, Jan Seghers and Peter Iserbyt

– 595 . PubMed ID: 21422119 doi:10.1093/her/cyr014 10.1093/her/cyr014 21422119 26. Sallis JF , Conway TL , Prochaska JJ , McKenzie TL , Marshall SJ , Brown M . The association of school environments with youth physical activity . Am J Public Health . 2001 ; 91 ( 4 ): 618 – 620

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Melanna F. Cox, Greg J. Petrucci Jr., Robert T. Marcotte, Brittany R. Masteller, John Staudenmayer, Patty S. Freedson and John R. Sirard

variables and environments (Table  3 ). Overall, variables derived from the school environment had the highest inter-rater percent agreement and those from the community environment had the lowest percent agreement across all variables. Intraclass correlation coefficients for intensity category were 1

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Rob J. Rotunda and Stuart Ryan

occurs in community-based schools or academies, which is usually much longer and more intense even at the beginner level. For example, the school environments may not have been as conducive for the instructors in exerting control and influence as teaching in a dojo. Also for these reasons the delivery of

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Stephanie Truelove, Andrew M. Johnson, Shauna M. Burke and Patricia Tucker

in the school environment, this is a valuable setting to promote and engage children in physical activity ( Pate et al., 2006 ). In particular, physical education (PE) class allows for regular and structured opportunities for students to be active and a chance to learn, practice, and execute new