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A Life-Span Approach to Understanding and Managing Choking With a Youth Athlete

Zoe Louise Moffat, Paul Joseph McCarthy, Lindsey Burns, and Bryan McCann

developmental stage will inform the psychological processes shaping this presentation and highlight avenues of action ( Visek et al., 2013 ). When working with clients, sport psychologists may then consider life-span models that offer an account of the interplay between biological, environmental, and

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‘Screenagers’ and In/Active Lifestyles: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Healthy Life Span Promotion

Margaret MacNeill

Young people are increasingly the targets of public health and private-public sector campaigns to promote active lifestyles and longevity of the life span (Arnett, 2012; Faulkner, Kwan, Brownrigg, & MacNeill, 2011). Yet media campaigns alone cannot redress the barriers to physical activity. In this paper I argue that theories of life span and social marketing approaches to health promotion share a grounding in the behavioral sciences that need to be broadened to consider social determinants of active and inactive lifestyles and uncover how youth audiences make sense of health promotions. As such, I suggest how the social marketing of healthy life spans can move upstream to advocate policies and programs for youth activity. In this article I a) critically examine our shifting notions of youth and assumptions about life span, b) highlight trends in media consumption by youth, c) consider how kinesiology can broaden the social marketing lens to active media advocacy for social justice, and d) raise implications for research and intervention.

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Development of Posture and Gait across the Life Span

Virginia L. Fortney

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Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport: Crossdisciplinary and Life Span (5th ed.)

Terry L. Rizzo

Edited by Lauriece Zittel

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Reflections on Research in Kinesiology

Karl M. Newell

to consider the kinesiology research agenda from the perspective of four interdependent dimensions (Newell, 2007). These are (a) the activity dimension, (b) the disciplinary dimension, (c) the individual (life span) dimension, and (d) the professional (agent of change) dimension of human movement and

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Physical Activity and Human Development among Older Native American Women

Karla A. Henderson and Barbara E. Ainsworth

Physical activity involvement often changes as an individual gets older. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore the involvement in and meanings of physical activity from childhood to the present among a selected group of Native American women. The results showed that perceived meanings of physical activity remained relatively stable over the lives of these women. Two patterns of involvement emerged among the women: decliners and rejuvenators. The results suggested that physical activity as women aged was a result not of choice as often as of a life situation. Furthermore, the changes occurring in physical activity over the life course reflected social and cultural influences, as well as individual self-determination. The findings indicated that a variety of perspectives are needed if researchers are to understand the changes that occur in physical activity patterns and how both women and men of all ethnic groups might remain involved in physical activity throughout their lives.

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Older Adults’ Needs and Preferences for Open Space and Physical Activity in and Near Parks: A Systematic Review

Lene Levy-Storms, Lin Chen, and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

they age, especially in relation to their risk for social isolation; and (d) the inevitable, continued development of older adults over their life span in which they interact with their environment and adapt and compensate for physical constraints attributable to chronic diseases and/or behavioral

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Motor Development, a Field With a Bright Future

Leah E. Robinson

and its impact on health, society, and quality of life” (i.e., kinesiology; American Kinesiology Association, 2014 ). Motor developmentalists take a developmental perspective to study behavioral “changes in motor behavior over the life span and the process(es) which underlie these changes” ( Clark

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Potential Role of Plyometric Training in the Development of Motor Performance Skills: A Narrative Review

Andrew Sortwell, Michael Newton, Daniel A. Marinho, Jorge Knijnik, and Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo

the life span. Also, given the complexity and importance of curbing the reduction in physical activity participation, consideration should be given to the inclusion of plyometrics into school PE classes. References Aku , V. ( 2019 ). The evolution and impact of qualitative research in Journal of

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Predicting Hawaiian Youth’s Physical Activity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Behaviors: A 10-Year Cohort Study

Sasha A. Fleary, Robin Mehl, and Claudio Nigg

are associated with obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. 6 , 7 Despite the growing body of literature linking early life span health behaviors with adult chronic disease risk, there is little research on these relationships in Hawaiian youth. A longitudinal study addressing this gap