Physical activity in the recess of childhood educationA pilot study using Garmin Vivofit Jr wristbands

  1. 1 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


  2. 2 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Journal of Human Sport and Exercise: JHSE

ISSN: 1988-5202

Ano de publicación: 2021

Volume: 16

Número: 1

Páxinas: 1-10

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.14198/JHSE.2021.161.01 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openRUA editor

Outras publicacións en: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise: JHSE


Citas recibidas

  • Citas en Scopus: 1 (12-02-2024)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 1 (13-10-2023)
  • Citas en Dimensions: 2 (25-02-2024)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2021
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.324
  • Cuartil maior: Q3
  • Área: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Cuartil: Q3 Posición na área: 126/236
  • Área: Sports Science Cuartil: Q4 Posición na área: 96/123

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  • Ano 2021
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 0,720
  • Ámbito: DEPORTE Cuartil: C2 Posición no ámbito: 16/43


  • Ciencias Sociais: B
  • Ciencias Humanas: C

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2021
  • CiteScore da revista: 2.1
  • Área: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Percentil: 52

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Ano 2021
  • JCI da revista: 0.28
  • Cuartil maior: Q4
  • Área: SPORT SCIENCES Cuartil: Q4 Posición na área: 99/123


(Datos actualizados na data de 25-02-2024)
  • Total de citas: 2
  • Citas recentes (2 anos): 1
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.61


Physical inactivity and obesity have important implications for health. Achieve 60 minutes per day of moderate physical activity (MPA) or vigorous is a recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) for children aged between 5 and 17 years. The school environment can be a generator of physical activity (PA) since early childhood education. The purpose of this study is to analyse the minutes of PA and its intensity in schoolchildren of 5 years during recess and to what extent its favours is reaching the recommendations of daily PA promoted by WHO. By monitoring 18 children for 8 days using the Garmin Vivofit Jr. wristband, were obtained the minutes of MPA and the number of steps (NS), disaggregated by time. The daily average of MPA was 87±16 minutes and 9100±1807 NS. During recess, schoolchildren reached an average of 16±4 minutes and 1666±370 NS. Statistically significant differences were found, both in minutes of MPA and in NS in favour of children (p < .001) and 50% more in days without rain compared with rainy days (p < .001). There were no significant differences in MPA (p = .20) or NS (p = .16) depending on the semester of birth. In the recess in the infantile age it reached approximately 25% of the MPA recommended by the WHO.

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