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CALAHORRO CANADA, Fernando; TORRES-LUQUE, Gema; LOPEZ-FERNANDEZ, Iván  and  ALVAREZ CARNERO, Elvis. Physical Activity Levels and accelerometry: recommendations and patterns in school-aged subjects. CPD [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp.129-140. ISSN 1989-5879.

During school and high school stages, are proposed as beneficial aspects the ones related to the settlement and promotion of sports-habits and an increase of health and fitness through physical activity. In order to quantify that physical activity, the use of accelerometers has become important, due to several advantages related to other methods. By this manner, the purpose of this review has been focused on identify physical activity levels among scholars and analyze physical activity guidelines proposed. It was conducted a review of the literature related to accelerometers and scholar-aged subjects at PubMed from January 2004 to May 2013, selecting 98 papers, from those 19 show percentage of physical activity levels. In the assessment of physical activity with scholars, (across different school stages, school environment possibilities and intervention protocols), a low level of physical activity has been highlighted, with poor level of subjects meeting recommendations proposed.

Keywords : Schools; Promotion; Physical Education and Training; Adolescent.

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