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Zhu, Weimo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
"Concepts and Experiments in Physical Education," a well-known book in the physical education (PE) field, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The book has been published in more than 30 editions with different titles and contents reflecting the changes in the field of PE, physical fitness (PF), and physical activity (PA)…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Textbooks, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities
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Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Watson, Kathleen B.; Ridley, Kate; Pfeiffer, Karin A.; Herrmann, Stephen D.; Crouter, Scott E.; McMurray, Robert G.; Butte, Nancy F.; Bassett, David R., Jr.; Trost, Stewart G.; Berrigan, David; Fulton, Janet E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The purposes of this article are to: (a) describe the rationale and development of the Youth Compendium of Physical Activities (Youth Compendium); and (b) discuss the utility of the Youth Compendium for audiences in research, education, community, health care, public health, and the private sector. Methods: The Youth Compendium provides a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Reference Materials, Metabolism, Youth
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Ennis, Catherine D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
For many years, pedagogical scholars and physical education (PE) teachers have worked to enhance effective teaching and learning environments. Yet for some children, youth, and young adults, many of the benefits associated with a physically active lifestyle remain elusive. Enhancing programming and performance to meet physical activity goals may…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Lifelong Learning, Physical Activities, Life Style
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Katch, Rachel K.; Scarneo, Samantha E.; Adams, William M.; Armstrong, Lawrence E.; Belval, Luke N.; Stamm, Julie M.; Casa, Douglas J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Participation in organized sport and recreational activities presents an innate risk for serious morbidity and mortality. Although death during sport or physical activity has many causes, advancements in sports medicine and evidence-based standards of care have allowed clinicians to prevent, recognize, and treat potentially fatal injuries more…
Descriptors: Prevention, Death, Athletics, Physical Activities
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Cooper, Kenneth H.; Greenberg, Jayne D.; Castelli, Darla M.; Barton, Mitch; Martin, Scott B.; Morrow, James R., Jr. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
The purpose of this commentary is to provide an overview of national physical activity recommendations and policies (e.g., from the Institute of Medicine, National Physical Activity Plan, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and to discuss how these important initiatives can be implemented in local schools. Successful policies are…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Guidelines
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Wang, Zhen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
China is experiencing an air pollution crisis, which has already had a significantly negative impact on the health of the Chinese people. Although exercising is considered a useful means to prevent chronic diseases, it could actually lead to adverse effects due to extra exposure to polluted air when done outdoors. After a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pollution, Public Health, Exercise
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Courneya, Kerry S.; Rogers, Laura Q.; Campbell, Kristin L.; Vallance, Jeff K.; Friedenreich, Christine M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
In the United States, there are more than 14 million cancer survivors. Many of these survivors have been treated with multimodal therapy including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. These therapies improve survival; however, they also cause acute and chronic side effects that can undermine health and quality of life.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cancer, Health Related Fitness, Exercise Physiology
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Motl, Robert W.; Learmonth, Yvonne C.; Pilutti, Lara A.; Gappmaier, Eduard; Coote, Susan – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
An estimated 2.5 million people worldwide are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), and this disease may be increasing in prevalence. MS is a disease of the central nervous system that is associated with heterogeneous symptoms and functional consequences, and the current first-line disease-modifying therapies often become ineffective later in the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Medical Research, Research Needs
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Weaver, Connie M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Lifestyle choices are attributed to 40% to 60% of adult peak bone mass. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) sought to update its 2000 consensus statement on peak bone mass and partnered with the American Society for Nutrition, which, in turn, charged a 9-member writing committee with using a systematic review approach to update the previous…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Physical Activities, Human Body
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Fischman, Mark G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Knudson, Morrow, and Thomas (2014) recently summarized a number of important issues related to the quality of peer review and current peer-review practice in kinesiology. This writer endorses their six recommendations for improving peer review in kinesiology journals. The purpose of this commentary is to further highlight the importance of…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Review (Reexamination), Movement Education, Journal Articles
Rink, Judith – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
This article synthesizes the series of manuscripts on teacher effectiveness in physical education recently published by the "Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport" and highlights both the consensus and points of disagreement. Although there is much agreement as to the mission to develop a physically active lifestyle, there is a great…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
McKenzie, Thomas L.; Lounsbery, Monica A. F. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
In "Physical Education Teacher Effectiveness in a Public Health Context," we took a broad view of physical education (PE) teacher effectiveness that included public health need and support for PE. Public health officials have been consistent and fervent in their support of PE, and for more than two decades, they have called on schools to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Public Health, Physical Activities
Ward, Phillip – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
In this response to articles on effective teaching in physical education that have been published in "Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport," I thank the authors of these articles for the thoughtfulness of their comments and the respondents for their comments on my own article. I elaborate on my position and discuss a number of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Best, Thomas M.; MacDonald, James; Myer, Gregory D.; Stracciolini, Andrea – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Exercise deficit disorder (EDD) is a pediatric medical condition characterized by reduced levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) that are below current recommendations and inconsistent with positive health outcomes. At present, a majority of children and adolescents meet the diagnostic criteria for EDD because they are not…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Health Behavior
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Lindsay, Elaine L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Determining the effectiveness of physical education teachers is a difficult process complicated by the expectations of the building principals, the extensiveness of national and state standards, student ability levels, and the severely limited time that the programs are allotted. The dearth of effective, efficient evaluation tools lends itself to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Academic Achievement
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