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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 1998 Oct;7(4):773-90, viii.

The effects of aerobic training on children's creativity, self-perception, and aerobic power.

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Department of Educational Research, College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA.


The article examines whether participation in an aerobic exercise program (AE), as compared with a traditional physical education class (PE), significantly increased children's perceived athletic competence, physical appearance, social acceptance, behavioral conduct, and global self-worth; increased their figural creativity; and improved aerobic power as measured by an 800-meter run around a track. Further research on the effects of different types of AE is discussed, as well as the need for aerobic conditioning in the elementary school.

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