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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

+PE=>PA Positive Physical Education Experience Equals Increased Lifetime Physical Activity

  • Open or CloseShukla B*

    Cindy Kuhrasch*

    *Corresponding author: Cindy Kuhrasch, Program Director Physical Education Teacher Education Program, USA

Submission: December 03, 2019;Published: December 17, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2019.05.000624

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume5 Issue4


Physical inactivity is defined by the Sedentary Behavior Research Network as the term ‘physical inactivity’ was described as performing insufficient amounts of physical activity, that is, not meeting specified physical activity guidelines [1]. The benefits of physical activity (PA) and exercise are indisputable; virtually everyone can benefit from becoming more physically active [2]. Regular PA/exercise is an effective primary and secondary preventive measure for multiple health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer [3-5]. According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality accounting for approximately 3.2 million deaths annually [6]. In addition, the frequency of physical inactivity is similar to, and often higher than all other risk factors [7]. The amount of evidence supporting the importance of an active lifestyle for optimal health and well-being has grown exponentially [8].

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