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The effect of a one-year vigorous physical activity intervention on fitness, cognitive performance and mental health in young adolescents: the Fit to Study cluster randomised controlled trial

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Background Physical activity (PA) may positively stimulate the brain, cognition and mental health during adolescence, a period of dynamic neurobiological development. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) or vigorous PA interventions are time-efficient, scalable and can be easily implemented in existing school curricula, yet their effects on cognitive, academic and mental health outcomes are unclear. The primary aim of the Fit to Study trial was to investigate whether a pra... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12966-021-01113-y

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Wellcome Trust
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110027/Z/15/Z
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Education Endowment Foundation
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Article number:
47
Publication date:
2021-03-31
Acceptance date:
2021-03-16
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1479-5868
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English
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1170233
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pubs:1170233
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2021-04-09

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