CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study completed at Edge Hill University has found that participants in BORN TO MOVE ™, a youth exercise program from Les Mills, increased their push-up performance by 111 percent, significantly improved standing long-jump performance and participated in remarkably more moderate-to-intense physical activity over participants in regular school physical education (PE) classes.
The full study titled, " A non-equivalent group pilot trial of a school-based physical activity and fitness intervention for 10-11-year-old English children: BORN TO MOVE" can be found here. BORN TO MOVE participants averaged 15.8 minutes of physical activity more than participants in regular school PE classes and averaged 21.1 fewer minutes of sedentary activity over the course of 24 hours. Improvements in physical activity and reduction of sedentary time may be important for children's health related to reduced obesity rates, decreased cardiometabolic risk and other positive health outcomes. In addition to the physical performance outcome improvements, the study also found that BORN TO MOVE participants were more motivated to exercise than the other participants. BORN TO MOVE participants had favorable views of the music and program methodology and had more positive reactions to their teachers versus the teachers of the regular PE classes.