Wednesday, March 14, 2012: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Convention Center: Room 310
|Speakers:||David Stodden, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and Darla M. Castelli, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX|
Promoting health-related physical fitness/activity and decreased obesity in children and adolescents continues to be a critical public health issue. In addition, recent evidence on the associations between physical activity and academic achievement is promising. This session will address current evidence on relationships among physical activity, health-related fitness (i.e., muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, and body composition), motor skill competence, and academic achievement/cognition. Identifying possible intervention strategies within physical education curriculum across different age groups will also be discussed.