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Advanced Training and Performance, Ltd Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long-Term Athlete Development

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Mary and Carol were good friends who played on the school volleyball team together. They were roughly the same weight and size and were at a similar skill level in volleyball and other sports. That was before Carol started her growth spurt....

“Couch Potatoes” and “Wind-Up Dolls”?

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...I have been reading and making use of research on physical activity and young people for about 10 years. My purpose has primarily been to treat this area of research as one strand of a larger research agenda aimed at synthesizing the state...

Organized Sport and Physical Activity Promotion

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...It is both important and timely to consider youth sport as a domain for the promotion of physical activity. Because physical activity is so strongly related to favorable physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes, it is fundamentally...

Culturally Appropriate Research and Interventions

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Physical activity and inactivity occur around the globe at any given hour; however, the types of physical activity youth participate in and the extent of activity that is achieved are not the same for all populations. With respect...

Definitions and Measurement

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...There has been tremendous interest in assessing and promoting physical activity among children, due in large part to the highly publicized increase in the prevalence of pediatric obesity. The purpose of this chapter is to describe...

The Role of the Self

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...For many years, researchers and practitioners have believed that participation in physical activity can enhance self-esteem in children and adolescents (see Gruber, 1986; Horn, 2004; Sonstroem, 1997). Furthermore, cross-sectional research...

A Sociohistorical Analysis of U.S. Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Health professionals, government officials, and parents are increasingly troubled by the sedentary lifestyles of young people. A 2002 survey in the United States revealed that 61.5% of youth age 9 to 13 years did not participate in any...

Youth Attitudes

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Attitude is considered one of the most important concepts in social psychology and has a high-profile status in many applied social psychological contexts in which motivation and intentional behavior are focal, such as physical activity...

Youth With Movement Difficulties

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...The health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle have led to growing concerns among health professionals about endemic inactivity, obesity, and poor fitness levels among youth in industrialized nations. These concerns are even more...

Living Environments

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...This chapter explores the ways in which the living environment of young people influences their levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior. Living environments may be defined as the social, built, and natural physical structures...