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ERIC Number: EJ926116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Physical Education Curriculum Priorities: "Safe" Exercise Is Medicine
Guskiewicz, Kevin M.
Quest, v63 n1 p66-72 Feb 2011
Increasing physical activity among America's youth is critical in helping to combat chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, finding the right sporting activities for the youth is important, as is making appropriate biomechanical adjustments or behavior modifications that create a safer means of participation. In this article, the author reiterates his call to researchers, educators, and clinicians in Kinesiology and the allied health sciences to continue working collaboratively to identify predispositions to sports-related injuries, but also to develop strategies for transferring the evidence-based recommendations into curricula where it can have a greater impact. Since sport and exercise has become a fixture in the lives of young Americans, and has been identified as a "medicine" for combating chronic diseases, the burden of responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of the organizations like the National Academy of Kinesiology to help provide an environment that minimizes the risk of injury in all sports. Preventing injuries related to participation in sport must be a priority for the National Academy of Kinesiology, American College of Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers' Association, and other associations focused on "safely" promoting healthy and active lifestyle--while trying to avoid consequences of late-life degenerative diseases. The author suggests ways this can be accomplished. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A