Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Evaluation of a physical activity programme for overweight primary school children in Glasgow: a feasibility study

Hughes, A.R. and Mutrie, N. and McLaughlin, R. and McKay, J. and Lafferty, K. and Mackay, T. (2006) Evaluation of a physical activity programme for overweight primary school children in Glasgow: a feasibility study. In: International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, 2006-07-05 - 2006-07-08.

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

The link between physical activity and health has been firmly established. There is clear evidence that regular activity has both preventative and therapeutic effects on many contemporary chronic conditions such as CVD, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, obesity, diabetes and mental illness. This paper presents an evaluation of a physical activity programme for overweight primary school children in Glasgow: a feasibility study.