Fitness test profiles in children aged 8-12 years old in Granada (Spain)

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Title: Fitness test profiles in children aged 8-12 years old in Granada (Spain)
Authors: Cepero González, Mar | López, Ricardo | Suárez Llorca, Concepción | Andreu, Eliseo | Rojas Ruiz, Francisco Javier
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria (GIDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Body composition | Physical fitness | Health | Eurofit | Childhood
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: CEPERO GONZÁLEZ, Mar, et al. “Fitness test profiles in children aged 8-12 years old in Granada (Spain)”. Journal of human sport and exercise [en línea]. Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2011), ISSN 1988-5202, pp. 135-145. [consulta: 31 marzo 2011]
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of physical education in body composition and health-related fitness among boys and girls aged 8 to 12 years old in Granada (Spain) in a longitudinal, randomized study of 5 months. 106 children (49 boys and 57 girls) between 8 and 12 years old completed the study. They were healthy students of the public schools and no history of formal exercise training. Subjects were tested (body composition and health-related fitness, measured by EUROFIT) at baseline and at week 20. After 5 months of study, girls showed more fat mass than boys (p<0.05) and boys was more height than girls (p<0.05). Health-related fitness showed differences by gender only in slalom (boys vs. girls (p<0.05)). The results of body composition and health-related fitness revealed that the physical activity at school is not sufficient to support an ideal level of health-related fitness.
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.4100/jhse.2011.61.15
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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Appears in Collections:Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2011, Vol. 6, No. 1
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