How to assess fitness in children in one minute

Short on space? This simple test is as reliable as a six-minute walking assessment
Reuters Health
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Using a one-minute sit-to-stand test in healthy children is as reliable as doing a six-minute walking test in assessing cardiorespiratory response, according to new research.

The six-minute walking test is the reference field test of heart rate response during exercise, and has been validated in children, Dr Gregory Reychler of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and colleagues write in JAMA Pediatrics.