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Polevoy G. The Effect of Physical Activity on Attention Indicators of Schoolchildren. Ann Appl Sport Sci 2022; 10 (4)
Department of Physical Education, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow, Russia ,
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Background. Sedentary lifestyle of schoolchildren has a negative impact not only on physical abilities, but also on mental processes. The relationship between physical activity of schoolchildren and indicators of their attention has not been studied in depth.
Objectives. To determine the effect of physical activity in physical education lessons on the attention indicators of children 15-16 years.
Methods. The study was conducted in a secondary school in Russia, it was attended by ninth graders in the number of 141 schoolchildren by random sampling. The main research method was the “Trondyke Test”, which determines the level of attention development of schoolchildren. The test was used before and after the physical education lesson 1 time per month for 5 months.
Results. Children who did not engage in physical education in the lesson were not able to significantly improve their performance in the test, which indicates a possible adaptation to the test after its first performance before the lesson. Children who were engaged in physical exercises were able to significantly increase the test results. The situation for children who were engaged in a physical education lesson. In each of the five months, the test indicators improved significantly, on average from 14.9% to 17.1% (p<0.05).
Conclusions. For the first time the results obtained determine the effectiveness of the influence of a physical education lesson at school on the indicators of children's attention 15-16 years. This study will serve as an additional motivation for children to engage in physical culture, since the impact of physical exercises has a positive effect not only on the development of physical qualities, but also on the attention of schoolchildren.
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• Since the topic of the health of children of different ages has always been and will continue to be very significant. It is important to take into account the influence of physical activity of schoolchildren in physical education lessons, to increase the motivation of children for physical education lessons at school, to look for new optimal methods of influence.
• Physical education classes at school should be aimed not only at the development of physical qualities, but also mental processes, such as the attention of schoolchildren. As for future research, it would be interesting to establish the possible influence of physical activity of children of different ages on other mental processes, for example, such as memory or thinking.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Physical Education Learning
Received: 2022/09/1 | Accepted: 2022/11/18

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