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ERIC Number: EJ1158993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Good Health: The Power of Power
Corbin, Charles B.; Janz, Kathleen F.; Baptista, Fátima
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v88 n9 p28-35 2017
Power has long been considered to be a skill-related fitness component. However, based on recent evidence, a strong case can be made for the classification of power as a health-related fitness component. Additionally, the evidence indicates that performing physical activities that build power is associated with the healthy development of bones (e.g., enhanced bone mass and architecture, reduced fracture risk) and muscles. Tests of power are good proxy measures for bone health, and the evidence provides support for including measures of power in health-related fitness test batteries for youth. The current research literature also supports the inclusion of physical activities that build power in school physical education and athletic programs, community programs, and programs for adults, including older adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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