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Fitness measures and health outcomes in youth / Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth ; Russell Pate, Maria Oria, and Laura Pillsbury, editors ; Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Author/Creator:
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, issuing body.
Publication:
Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (274 p.)
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Subjects:
Obesity in children -- United States -- Prevention.
Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States -- Childhood and youth.
Physical fitness for youth -- United States -- Testing.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Physical fitness affects our ability to function and be active. At poor levels, it is associated with such health outcomes as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physical fitness testing in American youth was established on a large scale in the 1950s with an early focus on performance-related fitness that gradually gave way to an emphasis on health-related fitness. Using appropriately selected measures to collected fitness data in youth will advance our understanding of how fitness among youth translates into better health. In Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, the IOM assesses the relationship between youth fitness test items and health outcomes, recommends the best fitness test items, provides guidance for interpreting fitness scores, and provides an agenda for needed research. The report concludes that selected cardiorespiratory endurance, musculoskeletal fitness, and body composition measures should be in fitness surveys and in schools. Collecting fitness data nationally and in schools helps with setting and achieving fitness goals and priorities for public health at an individual and national level" Publisher's Summary.
Contents:
Measuring Fitness in Youth
Methodology for Selection and Interpretation of Health-Related Fitness Measures in Youth
4 Health-Related Fitness Measures for Youth: Body Composition
Health-Related Fitness Measures for Youth: Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Health-Related Fitness Measures for Youth: Musculoskeletal Fitness
Health-Related Fitness Measures for Youth: Flexibility
Fitness Measures for a National Youth Survey
Fitness Measures for Schools and Other Educational Settings
Future Needs
Appendix A: Agenda
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Acronyms
Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographic references.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Pate, Russell R., editor.
Oria, Maria, editor.
Pillsbury, Laura, 1984- editor.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board, issuing body.
ISBN:
0-309-26285-2
OCLC:
923288776