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Guidelines suggest teens should be active for 50% of physical education lesson time (of a moderate or vigorous intensity). Reviewing all available data, we found the proportion of time in this type of activity was 40.5%.

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Physical Education is one of the clearest opportunities for adolescents to engage in physical activity. In order to achieve the recommended 60 minutes a day physical activity, we need strategies to make lessons more active.

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This page is a summary of: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels in secondary school physical education lessons, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, April 2017, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0504-0.
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