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Australian Secondary school student's attitudes to changing from traditional school uniforms to sports uniforms

      Introduction: Physical activity provides significant health benefits for young people including cardiovascular fitness, bone health, disease and obesity prevention.(1) Only 20 % of adolescents accumulate the necessary amount of physical activity to meet the recommended 60 min of MVPA per day. (2) It has been hypothesized that one of the reasons children, particularly girls, may be less active at school is due to the impracticability of their school uniforms which may be restricting their movements (3). A study in 2018 indicated that primary school students preferred to wear their sports uniform everyday.(4) The aim of this study was to assess secondary school students’ attitudes to changing school uniforms from traditional uniforms to sports uniforms only and the perceived impact this may have on their physical activity levels.
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