A challenge to fitness testing in primary schools
Naughton, G. A and Carlson, John S and Greene, D. A (2006) A challenge to fitness testing in primary schools. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9 (1-2). pp. 40-45. ISSN 1440-2440Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
The suboptimal state of health and physical activity in children in Australia is the likely result of multiple systemic failures such as poor quality physical education in schools, time-poor households, outdated modiﬁed sports in the community, and attractive sedentary options in leisure time. Within this context, we argue that one component of schoolbased experiences not meeting the changing needs of children is ﬁtness testing in primary schools. What have decades of ﬁtness testing in schools contributed to the health of young people in Australia? Speciﬁcally, have the results of ﬁtness testing led to desirable health outcomes such as improved cardiorespiratory ﬁtness, increased physical activity participation, or a reduction in childhood obesity?
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fitness testing sessions, sedentary behaviour, public health, childhood obesity epidemic, body composition measurements, metabolic syndrome, nutrition, cardiorespiratory fitness, fitness education, threshold-based training|
|Subjects:||RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
|Depositing User:||Ms Phung T Tran|
|Date Deposited:||25 Oct 2012 02:44|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2012 02:44|
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