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ERIC Number: EJ940556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
A Holistic Approach to Promoting Physical Activity among School-Age Children
Subramaniam, Prithwi Raj
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n1 p23-25 Sep-Oct 2011
A holistic approach to promote physical activity should become a high priority if society is to overcome the dramatic increase in physical inactivity and kypokinetic diseases associated with it. In order to achieve this goal, a collective effort is urgently needed if everyone is serious in combating this unhealthy and dangerous trend. Schools as a whole can offer more opportunities for students to engage in active and healthy behaviors. Administrators, physical educators, classroom teachers, as well as food service personnel can play a pivotal role in the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyle among students. The community is an important resource as well. The lack of physical activity is a public health issue and community involvement is crucial to the success of promoting a healthy lifestyle. Parents, physical activity leaders, and organizations that promote physical activity in the community need to work in tandem with the school community to combat the obesity epidemic that has plagued the schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A