Sedentary behaviour and physical activity measurement, what are the best measures to take? Do we have a fundamental problem in our approach to measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour? Is this negatively impacting our attempts to understand these behaviours and find effective interventions?
The use of fitness testing in schools has long been a topic for debate. Although already quite common in most secondary schools, its purpose, value and place in the curriculum remain under question. So, should we be using fitness testing in schools?
This webinar will provide an overview and update of the epidemiological, experimental and intervention research on the topic of sedentary behaviour.
In the last decade youth sport participation has declined greatly. How can extracurricular school sport get young people motivated to be physically active?
The measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour is fundamental to health-related research policy and practice. However, there are well-known challenges to these measurements.
Physical Literacy on the Move from Heather Gardner helps you develop the physical literacy of your students. Written to help PE teachers of children and adolescents the book features 120 different games and activities.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is set to follow up last year’s launch of Tennis for Kids with an expanded programme of free lessons for children aged five to eight. Nearly 1,000 LTA coaches have undertaken training to deliver the course of six lessons.
The natural order of classrooms has always been for children to sit. Whether it involves talking, discussion, working in groups or just listening to teachers, most of the time children do this from the comfort of a chair. On average, most primary school children spend 70% of their classroom time sitting down. Outside the classroom the number of children walking to school has decreased and, at the same time, many more children are now spending longer staring at screens. A 2015 study found that children aged 5 to 16 now spend an average of six and half hours a day in front of a screen. This is compared with around three hours in 1995.