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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

Health-Related Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents: A Bio-Behavioral Perspective
Health-related physical activity in children and adolescents: A bio-behavioral perspective
Introduction

The health and emotional benefits from regular physical activity have been confirmed in the scientific literature and the majority of the population acknowledges the importance of being physically active. Unfortunately, most people still find it difficult to maintain regular patterns of physical activity. Promoting physical activity in all age groups is a critical public health priority but there has been an increased emphasis placed on understanding and promoting physical activity in youth. Part of the concern stems from the well-documented increase in the prevalence of obesity in youth over the past few decades (Ogden et al., 2002). Patterns are evident in all age groups and in ...

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