Research has concluded that the Five for Life Program is effective in teaching students about the importance of health and fitness. Justin Haegele and Xihe Zhu, professors in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University in Virginia have conducted numerous research studies on the Five for Life Program. Their published articles from Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and their poster presentations from SHAPE National Conventions are listed below.
Major findings from their research include:
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Performance in Middle School Years: Changes and Correlates
Using Five for Life® to Promote Health-Related Fitness Knowledge: Elementary-Analysis
Improving Fitness Knowledge with Five for Life®
Promoting Adolescent Health-Related Fitness Knowledge Using Five for Life® Curriculum