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Analysis of Strength and Endurance Values in Schoolchildren Aged 7 to 10 Years in Tolú, Colombia

Instituto de Educación Física, Universidad de Antioquia, 050001 Medellín, Colombia
Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Jaén, 23001 Jaén, Spain
Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal, Universidad de Granada, 18001 Granada, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(16), 4433;
Received: 30 May 2019 / Revised: 11 August 2019 / Accepted: 14 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Education for Sustainability in Physical Education)
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The objective of this study was to describe the state of strength and endurance in schoolchildren aged 7 to 10 years old from the city of Santiago de Tolú, Colombia, and to relate such values to their weights, heights, and body mass index (BMI) values. This was a descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional research study, whose quantitative statistical analysis was compared with studies conducted in Colombia and other countries. Strength was measured by the summation of the segmental dynamometry of the upper and lower limbs, and endurance was measured with a 5 min continuous run test. This is the first investigation to characterize variables related to physical education and sport in schoolchildren from Tolú. The information collected on the evaluated population may aid in its sustainable human development, since significant differences in height, weight, BMI, strength, and endurance were identified with respect to other national and international populations. View Full-Text
Keywords: schoolchildren; endurance; strength; BMI schoolchildren; endurance; strength; BMI
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Agudelo Velásquez, C.A.; Zagalaz Sánchez, M.L.; Zurita Ortega, F. Analysis of Strength and Endurance Values in Schoolchildren Aged 7 to 10 Years in Tolú, Colombia. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4433.

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