The KOMPAN Play Institute’s research shows that children burn two thirds of the daily recommended calories during 30 minutes of free playground play
The Surgeon Generals Report on Physical Activity and Health suggests that everybody should burn 150 calories of energy per day in order to maintain a healthy body composition of bone, muscle, and fatty tissue. This energy balance is off for many children.
For this reason, KOMPAN Play Institute and the University of Southern Denmark set out to research how many calories school aged children burn when they engage in 30 minutes of free play on KOMPAN play equipment.
This study shows that 3rd grade children burn more than 150 calories through 30 minutes playground play.