Impacto de la actividad física programada sobre el rendimiento motor de preescolares

Translated title of the contribution: Impact of scheduled physical activity on motor performance in preschoolers

Rafael Zapata Lamana, Igor Cigarroa Cuevas, Matías Monsalves Álvarez, Lizette Cenzano Castillo, Lucía Illanes Aguilar, Carlos Matus-Castillo, Felipe Poblete-Valderrama

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The study of the relationship between the development of motor patterns and levels of physical activity in childhood has taken a renewed interest with the aim of reorienting practices in this age group.The objective of this research was to compare the effect of a 12-week intervention, through the execution of physical activity circuits, on motor performance in preschoolers, the selected sample was a group of boys and girls between 4-6 years old, that for research purposes were divided into two groups according to their nutritional status: normal weight (n = 12) and overweight / obesity (n = 9). It corresponds to a quantitative study, in which BMI / age, circumference waist and motor performance. According to the results, it was possible to show that there are significant improvements in motor performance in the normal weight group, specifically in balance, jumping and running and in the overweight / obese group, there was only one improvement in running. In conclusion, a physical activity intervention, using circuits, improved motor performance in the preschool sample, mainly in the group with normal nutritional status.

Translated title of the contributionImpact of scheduled physical activity on motor performance in preschoolers
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)319-327
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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