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Connexercize: Devising a floor‑based game to increase physical activity levels among young children

McDermott, Fiona, Reid, Bernie and Laird, Elizabeth (2017) Connexercize: Devising a floor‑based game to increase physical activity levels among young children. Journal of Health Visiting, 5 (12). pp. 614-619. [Journal article]

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URL: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/johv.2017.5.12.614

DOI: 10.12968/johv.2017.5.12.614

Abstract

The growing incidence of obesity among children can be linked to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity from a young age. Nurses and health visitors have an important role to play in tackling the current obesity epidemic, by adopting innovative strategies to facilitating children’s physical activity and making activity-promoting changes in the environment, whether this is the home or the school. One such approach – a floor-based game called Connexercize – aims to encourage physical activity among young children. This article highlights the need for such innovative approaches and discusses the process of planning, developing and piloting this particular game.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Obesity epidemic Health visitors School nurses Physical exercise Health-enhancing activities Children’s health needs
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:39535
Deposited By: Dr Bernie Reid
Deposited On:25 Apr 2018 10:59
Last Modified:25 Apr 2018 10:59

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