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What is physical activity? A holistic definition for teachers, researchers and policy makers

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posted on 26.06.2020, 13:20 by Joe PigginJoe Piggin
This conceptual analysis presents an argument that a new and broader definition of physical activity is needed for educators, researchers and policy makers. To build a case for change, this paper has four parts. First, it outlines why definitions are important. Second, the current dominant definition of physical activity is examined and critiqued. Third, the case for change to the dominant definition is made. Fourth, a new, broader definition for physical activity is offered and justified. The new, broader definition of physical activity is proposed as involving “people moving, acting and performing within culturally specific spaces and contexts, and influenced by a unique array of interests, emotions, ideas, instructions and relationships.”

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living

Volume

2

Pages

72

Publisher

Frontiers Media SA

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The author

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Frontiers Media SA under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

19/05/2020

Publication date

2020-06-18

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

2624-9367

eISSN

2624-9367

Depositor

Dr Joe Piggin Deposit date: 25 June 2020