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Efectos de un programa de actividad física extracurricular en niños de primer ciclo de ESO con sobrepeso y obesidad

Author(s): Juan Carlos Pastor Vicedo | Pedro Gil Madrona | Miguel Tortosa Martu00EDnez | Jesu00FAs Martu00EDnez Martu00EDnez

Journal: Revista de Psicología del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 21;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 379;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Obesity and its impact are increasingly obvious in Spanish society. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an extracurricular intervention of physical and sports activities in order to improve students' body composition and fitness level between two groups of adolescences with overweight or obesity for a six-month period. Moreover, a comparison based on gender was also targeted in this intervention. The sample consisted of 38 students, seventeen boys and twenty-one girls, with BMI above the 85th percentile. Several fitness tests and anthropometric measurements were performed. The results showed significant improvements in the experimental group regarding their physical condition and body fat percentage compared to the control group who did not show any significant achievements. According to the comparison based on gender, within the experimental group, girls achieved more significant results both in their physical fitness and in their body fat percentage.
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