Friday, June 12, 2009

New Study: Playground Markings Increase Physical Activity



Another study shows the benefits of adding playground markings like those encouraged by Peaceful Playgrounds.

Implementing simple, low-cost interventions during recess could help increase children’s activity according to a study conducted by the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Culture, Nicosia, Cyprus.

The research investigated the effects on playground markings and jump ropes in increasing children's physical activity during morning recess compared to a control group. Physical activity was measured using pedometer step counts.

The study was published in the Feb. 2009 issue of Preventive Medicine.