physical literacy

Physical literacy: New paradigm for fighting physical inactivity

Originally published Dec. 1, 2018 in Contemporary Pediatrics.

By Cheryl Guttman Krader

Current guidelines on physical activity for children and adolescents recommend accumulating at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. The majority of children and adolescents, however, are not meeting this goal.

Furthermore, efforts to spark an ongoing interest in active play, outdoor games, and sport activities are falling short of expectations. In addition, school districts are considering physical education an expendable curriculum component, and parents are chauffeuring their kids everywhere. Read More