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

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Author(s): MAR CEPERO | RICARDO LÓPEZ | CONCEPCIÓN SUÁREZ-LLORCA | ELISEO ANDREU-CABRERA | FRANCISCO JAVIER ROJAS

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 135;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: BODY COMPOSITION | PHYSICAL FITNESS | HEALTH | EUROFIT | CHILDHOOD

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
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