Interrupting Prolonged sitting with ACTivity
"Incorporating purposeful movement into the classroom to prepare the brain for learning"
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WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

Rebecca Hasson, PhD, Principal Investigator of InPACT at School

“We’ve seen these comparisons with how sitting for too long is similar to smoking,” Hasson said. “It’s a modifiable behavior that we can change. It’s easier to get up throughout the day than maybe it is even to exercise.”

 

Listen to the full interview on Stateside with Cynthia Canty of  NPR's Michigan Radio.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

321 School Street 

Brooklyn, MI 49230

12675 Burt Road

Detroit, MI 48223

1555 West Cross Street 

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

 

Munger Elementary Middle School

5525 Martin Road 

Detroit, MI 48210

2600 Harrison Avenue

Trenton, MI 48183

RESOURCES

 

 Access Below 

 Click here to find more InPACT resources on the CDC website! 

 

PUBLISHED FINDINGS

Feasibility of the InPACT Intervention to Enhance
Movement and Learning in the Classroom

Approximately 99% of students were back on-task after completing an activity break. To learn more about our study findings, click here!

A Pilot Intervention Using Gamification to Enhance Student Participation in Classroom Activity Breaks

Adding game-design elements to the intervention resulted in a 27% increase in student participation in activity breaks. To learn more about our study findings, click here!

TESTIMONIALS

I think the whole class likes the activity breaks

        -SEBASTIAN

     Activity breaks give me more energy!

                     -JADA

     Activity breaks give me more energy!

                     -JADA

     Activity breaks give me more energy!

                     -JADA

     Activity breaks give me more energy!

                     -JADA

I think the whole class likes the activity breaks

        -SEBASTIAN

Activity breaks give me more energy!

                 -JADA

My blood goes to my brain during activity breaks!

         - GISSELLE 

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