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Delivering Effective Sport for Health Programs Among Refugee Populations

Delivering Effective Sport for Health Programs Among Refugee Populations

  • 2/12/2018 6:30:00 AM
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Arden Anderson, M.S.Nearly 65.6 million people worldwide have been involuntarily forced to leave their homes (UNHCR, 2017). Among this population are approximately 22.5 million refugees seeking asylum for a variety of reasons (UNHCR, 2017). Upon arrival in a new country, these refugees may face several problems and personal needs, such as boredom and lack of purpose. Moreover, at the forefront are associated health related needs. Although not a complete remedy for the problem at hand, one w...
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Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

Does Time Decrease Enthusiasm For Play?

  • 10/28/2016 2:04:00 AM
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Jiling Liu, M. Ed Regular physical activity (PA) is important for children’s health and development. Exercising daily can reduce heart disease, obesity, and bone problems. Regular PA burns out stress and makes people feel good. Children’s academic learning can also improve through habitual exercises. Recently, PA opportunities for children are becoming fewer. One reason is that schools have focused more on students’ academic performances. At the same time, schools have cu...
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Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • 10/21/2016 2:06:00 AM
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Priya Patel, M.S.Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty in coordinating movements, which results in problems performing in sports and everyday tasks (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Around 4- to 10% of school aged children in United States are affected by DCD (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). DCD prevalence rates range from about 2% in the United Kingdom to 19% in Greece, with a worldwide average of 6%. Owing t...
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