The rate of sedentarism in modern youth in the USA and UK is cause for concern. Government and professional organizations consider inactivity, and its sequelae, a pandemic and invest billions in tax derived funds and countless hours in creating and executing various interventions to change exercise and physical activity behaviors across the lifespan. Modern physical activity and exercise interventions encounter many barriers to implementation and adoption. The discussion presented here will (1) introduce a novel methodology using extremely brief high intensity exercise bouts in adolescent populations, and (2) review one aspect of fitness that is frequently ignored or incorrectly treated in most pediatric interventions—strength. Data from a series of in-school experiments will be highlighted including results from populations with varying socio-economic backgrounds. The findings are significant and may be used to inform and shape health and education practice and policy.
|Publication status||Published - 24 Apr 2013|
|Event||2013 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
Duration: 23 Apr 2013 → 27 Apr 2013
|Conference||2013 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition|
|City||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Period||23/04/13 → 27/04/13|