A 2-year school-based exercise programme in pre-pubertal boys induces skeletal benefits in lumbar spine

Gayani Alwis, Christian Linden, Henrik G. Ahlborg, Magnus Dencker, Per Gardsell, Magnus K. Karlsson.

In this study, eighty boys aged 7–9 years were included in a curriculum-based exercise programme comprising 40 min of general physical activity per school day for 2 years, with fifty-seven age-matched boys assigned as controls.

It concludes that a school-based exercise intervention programme in pre-pubertal boys enhances the skeletal benefits at lumbar spine.

Acta Pædiatrica, published online ahead of print, 30/07/2008

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Physical activity programme

A series of five online courses that comprehensively explore physical activity and the related role of physiotherapy / physical therapy