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Jen D. Wong, Julie S. Son, Stephanie T. West, Jill J. Naar and Toni Liechty

’s participation in competitive softball in late adulthood. By better identifying the challenges and opportunities that older women face in competitive team sports participation, we have the opportunity to better determine the needs of female athletes aging in place at the local community level. According to Baker

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Sarah A. Amin, Paula J. Duquesnay, Catherine M. Wright, Kenneth Chui, Christina D. Economos and Jennifer M. Sacheck

sports/organized activities to a mere 27% ( 36 ). Studies suggest that the benefits of sports participation transcend physical benefits and correspond with social and psychological benefits, including important self-perceptions, such as PAC ( 9 ). These effects may be even more critical for underserved

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Jonathan Miller, Mark Pereira, Julian Wolfson, Melissa Laska, Toben Nelson and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

associated with physical activity, 23 screen time has been negatively associated with physical activity, 6 , 7 sports participation has been positively associated with physical activity, 24 substance use has been negatively associated with physical activity, 12 , 23 depression has been negatively

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Shara Crookston

’ lack of participation in physical activity that range from concerns about appearance during an activity to a lack of self-esteem that inhibits sports participation ( Belcher et al., 2010 ; Dinkel et al., 2017 ; Troiano et al., 2008 ). Additionally, structural inequality limits access to activities

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Brian A. Eiler, Rosemary Al-Kire, Patrick C. Doyle and Heidi A. Wayment

and trust than in other contexts. The athletic context may also confer some benefit to athletes in their ability to engage in resilient coping to these types of traumatic experiences. Here, we posit that sports participation may increase the likelihood that disclosures of sexual abuse experiences will

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Rachel Allison

released reports concluded that sports participation had prepared these women for their occupational positions. Nearly all (94%) had played sport; just over half of those holding top-ranked positions had played in college. Three-fourths of women surveyed said that sport can “help to accelerate a woman

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B. David Ridpath

about elite development for the gifted and distorted the original role of mass participation and the intended sound mind and body for all through sportsparticipation. In Chapter 1 of Sports Crazy , as cited by Overman, Dr. John Gerdy, a former college All-American and professional basketball player

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Karla I. Galaviz, Gabriela Argumedo Garcia, Alejandro Gaytán-González, Inés González-Casanova, Martín Francisco González Villalobos, Alejandra Jáuregui, Edtna Jáuregui Ulloa, Catalina Medina, Yoali Selene Pacheco Miranda, Marcela Pérez Rodríguez, Eugen Resendiz, Ricardo Alejandro Retano Pelayo, María del Pilar Rodríguez Martínez and Juan Ricardo López y Taylor

$202 million Mexican pesos in 2014). 5 Figure 1 —Mexico’s 2018 Report Card cover. Only 7 out of 10 indicators were graded. Grades indicate that Mexican children and youth are not meeting the recommendations for physical activity and sedentary behaviors. Sports participation and active transportation

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Kayla M. Baker, Sean Healy, David J. Rice and Jeanette M. Garcia

analysis of variance was conducted to compare differences in behaviors (TV, MVPA, and sports participation), weight loss behaviors (exercising to lose weight, restricting calories to lose weight, perceived body image, and weighing oneself), social factors (number of friends and victim of bullying), and

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Ricardo Ribeiro Agostinete, Santiago Maillane-Vanegas, Kyle R. Lynch, Bruna Turi-Lynch, Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva, Eduardo Zapaterra Campos, Suziane Ungari Cayres and Romulo Araújo Fernandes

Sports participation has been considered as an important manifestation of physical activity in adolescence, and consequently, it can be regarded as an effective strategy to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases throughout life, which include osteoporosis ( 27 , 34 ). Being physically