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Table 1 Schooldays PA content of intervention and control schools from October 2006 to September 2008

From: Does school-based physical activity decrease overweight and obesity in children aged 6–9 years? A two-year non-randomized longitudinal intervention study in the Czech Republic

   Intervention Schools Control Schools
  Gender-specific Girls and boys separately choose type, equipment and content of activities during co-educational teaching Girls and boys girls undertake together same type and content of activities during co-educational teaching
Type (duration) Frequency Description and Examples
PE lessons 2 per week Overall physical development though movement games, simple gymnastic exercises, and exercises with equipment in coeducational teaching
(45 minutes)
   Primary focus on increased PA content General content Orientation
Short breaks 2-3 per day Movement playing in classroom/ room for table and board games Painting, drawing, writing in classroom
(3–5 minutes)
Recess 3-4 per week Movement playing in corridors/ room for table and board games Painting, drawing, writing in classroom
(20 minutes)
After-school nursery each day Movement games, playing, gymnastic exercises, exercises with equipment in gym/ school playground Painting, drawing, singing, doing homework, reading, playing board games in classroom
(≈40-90 minutes)    
  1. PE: physical education; PA: physical activity.