This study uses an accelerometer and questions describing travel habits to evaluate physical activity levels among primary school children.
- Results reveal that children who walk to school are significantly more physically active than those who travel by car.
- Children who cycle to school record higher accelerometer counts than those who travel by car.
Cooper, Ashley R., Anderse, Lars Bo, Wedderkopp, Niels, Page, Angie S., and Frober, Karsten. “Physical Activity Levels of Children Who Walk, Cycle, or Drive to School.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 29.3 (2005): 170-184.