2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B
Need of physical literacy for active lifestyleAuthor(s):
Binitha GJ, Sindhu VS and Abhilash SSAbstract:
Childhood obesity and rising inactivity among children threatens the future health of our Nation, and the problem needs to be addressed now if we are to prevent a generation of children from growing up with chronic health problems. Being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned fundamental movement and sport skills as a child. Therefore, to create an active and healthy population all children need a sound foundation of movement and sport skills to build on later in life; and this foundation is called Physical Literacy. Learning fundamental sport skills before mastering related fundamental movement skills reduces performance ability. Stakeholders would be wise to adopt a goal of developing physical literacy in all youth by the middle school years. They should build the army of early adopters and make physical literacy a household concept. Make it a priority for community recreation organizations, education, fitness organizations, national sport organizations, health care & medical providers, public health agencies & foundations, media & technology, business & industry, parents/guardians, and policymakers & civic leaders.Pages: 122-123 | 43 Views 4 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
How to cite this article:
Binitha GJ, Sindhu VS, Abhilash SS. Need of physical literacy for active lifestyle. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):122-123.