2016
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096124
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‘FIFA 11 for Health’ for Europe. II: effect on health markers and physical fitness in Danish schoolchildren aged 10–12 years

Abstract: ObjectivesTo evaluate whether a modified ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme for non-communicable diseases had effects on body composition, blood pressure and physical fitness of Danish schoolchildren aged 10–12 years.DesignA cluster-randomised controlled study with 7 intervention and 2 control schools.Participants546 Danish 5th grade municipal schoolchildren allocated to an intervention group (IG; n=402: 11.1±0.4 (±SD) years, 150.1±7.0 cm, 41.3±8.4 kg) and a control group (CG; n=144: 11.0±0.5 years, 151.2±7.8 cm, … Show more

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“…These results add to the emerging research showing that school-based chronic physical activity programmes can positively affect cognitive performance in children (Donnelly et al, 2016). Furthermore, together with previously reported positive effects of the modified "FIFA 11 for Health" for Europe programme on health knowledge, psychosocial and physiological health Ørntoft et al, 2016), these results suggest that "FIFA 11 for Health" for Europe could also improve the cognitive performance of preadolescent children.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 77%
“…These results add to the emerging research showing that school-based chronic physical activity programmes can positively affect cognitive performance in children (Donnelly et al, 2016). Furthermore, together with previously reported positive effects of the modified "FIFA 11 for Health" for Europe programme on health knowledge, psychosocial and physiological health Ørntoft et al, 2016), these results suggest that "FIFA 11 for Health" for Europe could also improve the cognitive performance of preadolescent children.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 77%
“…The "FIFA 11 for Health" program is an 11-week education program for children aged 10-12 years based on football practice and health education. 13,17 In this study, the aim of the program was to incorporate physical activity in the Faroese public education system and to improve physical fitness and general health knowledge. The program lasted 11 weeks, with two weekly sessions (2 × 45 minutes).…”
Section: "Fifa 11 For Health" In Europementioning
confidence: 99%
“…The program was modified to meet the health demands of the western world, with a primary focus on reducing the risk of developing NCDs. 13,17 The modifications in the physical section of the program were based on studies of football-based exercises showing that 6-to 16-week interventions involving two weekly sessions, lasting 30-60 minutes, of football exercises and 3v3 games, improved the physical health of children and adults. [19][20][21] The modifications in the education section were focused on the themes of physical activity, nutrition, hygiene, and alcohol and tobacco consumption.…”
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