ERIC Number: EJ703938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity through Quality Physical Education
Lee, Amelia M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v75 n5 p21 May-Jun 2004
Despite the recognized health risks associated with physical inactivity, most Americans are not active enough to achieve health benefits, and many report no planned physical activity at all. The Surgeon General's report on physical activity and health and several research studies have provided evidence that most Americans do not exercise and are consequently at risk for numerous health problems. School physical education has been challenged to produce programs that will develop positive activity patterns that youths will carry into adulthood and to foster dispositions that value physical activity. This article (the 2004 Alliance Scholar lecture) explores methods that teachers can use to create an environment that will encourage students to choose physically active lifestyles.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Life Style, Student Motivation, Age Differences, Gender Differences
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A