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2018, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Need of physical literacy for active lifestyle

Author(s): Binitha GJ, Sindhu VS and Abhilash SS

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.

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Binitha GJ, Sindhu VS, Abhilash SS. Need of physical literacy for active lifestyle. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(5):122-123.

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