ERIC Number: EJ1051903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Top 10 Research Questions Related to Physical Activity and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
Janz, Kathleen F.; Thomas, David Q.; Ford, M. Allison; Williams, Skip M.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v86 n1 p5-12 2015
Evidence strongly supports a positive, causal effect of physical activity on bone strength and suggests long-term benefits of childhood physical activity to the prevention of osteoporosis. The contribution of healthy bone development in youth is likely to be as important to fracture prevention as the amount of late adulthood bone loss. Families, schools (particularly physical education), and communities are key settings for health promotion focused on bone-enhancing physical activity. However, little research has explored the topic of health promotion and physical education as they pertain to bone health, so best practices are not known. Based on our understanding of the literature, we present the top 10 research questions in health promotion and physical education that should be answered to advance bone-enhancing physical activity in children and adolescents.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Adolescents, Evidence, Anatomy, Health Promotion, Health Related Fitness, Best Practices, Research Needs, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Level, Measurement Techniques, Dietetics, Early Experience, Performance Factors, Community Role, Student Participation, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Change, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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