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Long-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory

The long-term memory is responsible for permanently accumulating or storing information. In particular, it stores what can be recalled about how to do activities including motor skills, personal past events, and universal or general knowledge. read more
Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

In the technology-rich environment in which we live, our key interpersonal and professional encounters are not likely to be solely face-to-face or virtual. Rather, our relationships exist on a continuum between more or less virtual. Some of us believe that virtual encounters, via Facebook, MySpace, Skype, FaceTime, and the like, enhance our already established relationships. read more
Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Young athletes face distractions that can keep them from eating properly. From school and homework to training and competition, they don’t always pay attention to how they fuel their bodies or take the time to understand the role nutrition plays in supporting their training and goals. Heather Mangieri, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says there are six food rules that athletes, coaches, and families should employ to help bring about that understanding. read more
Assessments for Muscular Fitness

Assessments for Muscular Fitness

There is not one test of muscular fitness that is best. Rather, different tests can be used to safely and effectively assess muscular strength or muscular endurance in various age groups. read more
Advocating for Your Profession

Advocating for Your Profession

Now more than ever, physical education is a critically important school subject for reasons related to its contribution to children’s overall physical and psychological well-being and for the contribution it can make to the intellectual growth of children. read more
Coach = Role Model

Coach = Role Model

The coach, by the very nature of the position, is a role model for athletes and a representative of an entire profession and sport. The coach’s dress, behavior, and relationship with others should be professional. Because of the position of authority and responsibility, the coach’s personal life should also be held to high standards. read more
Musculoskeletal System

Musculoskeletal System

The skeletal and muscular systems work together to produce movement. Collectively, they are referred to as the musculoskeletal system. read more
Impacts of technology in outdoor recreation and adventure

Impacts of technology in outdoor recreation and adventure

Technology plays an increasingly influential and important role in outdoor recreation and adventure. The last 10 years, in particular, have seen a virtual explosion of technological developments in the outdoors, ranging from clothes to equipment such as signaling devices and protective gear. read more
Principles and Components of Cooling Down

Principles and Components of Cooling Down

The purpose of a cool-down is to gradually return the body to its normal functioning; again the key word here is ‘gradually’. read more
Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior

Strategies for Minimizing Off-Task Behavior

Appropriate on-task behavior is often described as students behaving positively in a way that is consistent with the goals of the educational setting (Siedentop & Tannehill, 2000). A class of students who are on task most of the lesson contributes to a positive learning environment and is unlikely to present discipline problems. read more
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