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Catherine E. Draper, Simone A. Tomaz, Susan H. Bassett, Cora Burnett, Candice J. Christie, Colleen Cozett, Monique de Milander, Soezin Krog, Andries Monyeki, Niri Naidoo, Rowena Naidoo, Alessandra Prioreschi, Cheryl Walter, Estelle Watson and Estelle V. Lambert

a key role in certain indicators, most notably organised sports participation, active transportation, and community and environment. In addition, there remains a gap between policy and implementation. The grade for ‘school’ has been downgraded to a D- (from a D in 2016) in order to bring this to the

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Logan A. Lucas, Benjamin S. England, Travis W. Mason, Christopher R. Lanning, Taylor M. Miller, Alexander M. Morgan and Thomas Gus Almonroeder

Sports participation has physical, social, and psychological benefits. 1 , 2 Unfortunately, lower-extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common, especially in sports that involve high-impact maneuvers such as landing and cutting (eg, soccer, basketball). 3 , 4 Although the severity of these

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Between Sports Participation in Early Life and Indicators of Obesity in Adulthood D.G.D. Christofaro, W.R. Tebar, T.D. Machado, B.T.C. Saraiva, L.D.Delfino, B.A.S. Aguilar, S.C.B. Silva and R.A. Fernades Department of Physical Education, São Paulo State University, Presidente Prudente, Brazil

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David Geard, Peter R.J. Reaburn, Amanda L. Rebar and Rylee A. Dionigi

, and that sports participation may provide benefits above those derived from generalized physical activity. For example, in a cohort of elite male and female masters track and field athletes ( N  = 121; 53.4 years; 13.4 hr training/week for 7 out of 12 months), when sport was undertaken for reasons in

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Igor H. Ito, Han C.G. Kemper, Ricardo R. Agostinete, Kyle R. Lynch, Diego G.D. Christofaro, Enio R. Ronque and Rômulo A. Fernandes

identified significant impact of prolonged practice of martial arts in the adult skeleton ( 2 , 3 , 4 , 14 ), but similar data in pediatric groups are scarce ( 16 , 18 , 40 ). Most of the data about the issue involving pediatric groups do not measure sports participation, but overall physical activity

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Laura S. Kox, P. Paul F.M. Kuijer, Dagmar A.J. Thijssen, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, Rick R. van Rijn, Monique H.W. Frings-Dresen and Mario Maas

In the past decades, sports participation has been promoted strongly among children and adolescents. 1 , 2 Beneficial effects include positive societal impact, such as development of social behavior and cognitive functioning, as well as positive impact on cardiovascular risk factors and other

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Geraldine Naughton, David Greene, Daniel Courteix and Adam Baxter-Jones

value of weight-supported sports participation. “More is better” does not always apply, and the stage of maturation should be seen at least as a moderating, if not mediating, factor in the dose–response relationship. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides a timely reminder of ongoing concerns for

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Claire R. Jenkin, Rochelle M. Eime, Hans Westerbeek and Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 30 ( 1 ), 19 – 35 . Heo , J. , Culp , B. , Yamada , N. , & Won , Y. ( 2013 ). Promoting successful aging through competitive sports participation: Insights from older adults . Qualitative Health Research, 23 ( 1 ), 105 – 113 . PubMed ID

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Sasha A. Fleary, Robin Mehl and Claudio Nigg

methodologies with a larger sample to explore the extent to which these mechanisms for behavior initiation and maintenance seen in non-Hawaiian youth are generalizable to Hawaiian youth. Furthermore, there may be factors (eg, weather, culture around sports participation, familial obligations) unique to Hawaiian

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Silvia A. González, Camilo A. Triana, Catalina Abaunza, Laura Aldana, Luis F. Arias-Gómez, Jhael Bermúdez, Diana Marina Camargo Lemos, Juan Camilo Cuya, Daniel D. Cohen, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Iván D. Escobar, Karen Lorena Fajardo, Johnattan García, Rocio Gámez, Julia Andrea Gómez, Yaneth Herazo Beltrán, Maria Jose Lizarazo, Oscar Lozano, Paola Andrea Martínez, Mercedes Mora, Diana C. Páez, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Maria Isabel Rodríguez, Nubia Ruiz, Gustavo Tovar, Julieth Pilar Uriza and Olga L. Sarmiento

local levels, with the national policies, and establishes specific strategies and goals regarding sports participation, recreational activities and school-based initiatives for the mid and long-term. Additionally, PA has been included for the first time in the National Dietary Guidelines, as an