What is it about?

This review examined factors influencing the implementation of school physical activity policies worldwide. The most common barriers included availability of equipment, time, and staffing. But a wide variety of other factors are also at play.

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Why is it important?

Schools worldwide do not provide enough physical activity opportunities. It is important to understand why.


This review may help those designing school physical activity programs and increasing adherence to school physical activity policies

Benjamin Elton
Hunter New England Population Health

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This page is a summary of: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of physical activity policies in schools: A systematic review, Preventive Medicine, February 2018, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.012.
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