School gardens grow kids’ physical activity levels

April 18, 2014

By Ted Boscia To get school children moving, uproot them from classrooms into school gardens, concludes a two-year Cornell study of 12 elementary schools in five New York regions. By experiment’s end, kids at schools with gardens were moderately physically active at school for 10 more minutes a week than before their schools had gardens. […]

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Gardening counts as moderate- to high-intensity exercise for kids, study finds

February 19, 2014

Gardening counts as moderate- to high-intensity exercise for kids, according to a small new study. To gauge the physical intensity of common gardening activities, Korean researchers had 17 children with an average age of 12 in South Korea wear telemetric calorimeters and heart rate monitors as they engaged in 10 gardening-related activities, including watering, digging, […]

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