Physiological and psychological effects of a new racket sport in children with and without overweight at primary school

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2020
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Gargallo, Pedro
Juesas, Alvaro Alvaro
Bruno, Alejandro
Guzman, J. F.
Lison, Juan F.
Banos, Rosa M.
Flandez, Jorge
Rogers, Michael E.
Colado, Juan C.
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Gargallo, P., Juesas, A., Bruño, A., Guzmán, J.F., Lisón, J.F., Baños, R.M., Flández, J., Rogers, M.E., & Colado, J.C. Physiological and psychological effects of a new racket sport in children with and without overweight at primary school. Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, 15(45), 363-375

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Literature have shown the positive effects of participation in classical sports on children health. However, innovative ideas are necessary to increase their participation according to motivations and individual needs. The purpose of the present study was to know if a new racket sport of reduced play space provokes similar physiological and psychological effects to traditional sports [basketball (BASKET) and indoor football (FUTSAL)] in children with and without overweight at primary school. A cross-sectional study was developed with 54 children (10.4±0.1 years old; 44.4% with overweight) who participated in one session of 25 minutes of each sport. Physiological [total physical activity (TPA), mean (MHR) and maximum heart rate (MXHR), activity energy expenditure (AEE)] and psychological [rate of perceive exertion (RPE), affect, Results showed that the new racket sport is indicated for overweight children because its physiological and psychological effects are similar to other traditional team sports.

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