Active Breaks and Distance Learning: new strategies for well-being and movement education

The pandemic situation has drastically reduced the opportunities for movement and socialization of children even in the school environment, forcing them to carry out remote lessons, distance learning and digitally augmented education. Therefore, we will propose the method of active breaks or active breaks which consist of short moments of the lesson (5-10 min.) To carry out structured activities. These interventions does not require special spaces and equipment but can be practiced several times a day and for short periods not only in the classroom context but also at home and independently by each individual child. The I-MOVE and ABS studies are a starting point and a testimony of the effectiveness and sustainability of school-based interventions. Future studies will have to focused on the long-term effects of active breaks on school performance and on the benefit of the work of teachers.