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Recreation and Leisure: Everywhere, Everyone, All the Time

Recreation and Leisure: Everywhere, Everyone, All the Time

Well-worn soccer balls skirt the streets of villages around the world whether the villages are wracked with strife or disaster or have manicured fields and youth and adult teams in matching uniforms. read more
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Benefits of Arts and Cultural Recreation Opportunities

Benefits of Arts and Cultural Recreation Opportunities

Arts and cultural activities may initially appear to be in competition with social service providers and programs. However, individual and group-based arts and cultural activities provide benefits in their own right and offer additional support for health and human service programs and the social needs of mental, physical, and occupational support by providing skill development and social connection. read more
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Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is a word that is often used but is poorly understood. Too often it is simply used as a synonym for being green or advanced environmentalism. In fact, it is a new vision of how we live within the world and how we connect with the natural world. read more
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Value of the Profession and Benefits to the Professional

Value of the Profession and Benefits to the Professional

Recreation and leisure services have long provided many benefits to all sectors of society. Because it contributes to the quality of life and enhances communities, the field is identified as a core value within the United States, Canada, and other countries. read more
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Assessment of Health-Related Learning

Assessment of Health-Related Learning

Health-related learning can be assessed through written, verbal and active responses to questions, tasks and tests. More specifically, affective and behavioural outcomes can be assessed by means of teacher observation of effort and commitment in PE lessons, participation records for PE lessons and extracurricular activities, and activity monitoring (e.g., activity diaries) and fitness testing. read more
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Route 2 Good Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviours in Schools

Route 2 Good Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviours in Schools

One secondary school implemented a whole-school initiative to promote healthy behaviours among its pupils. In particular, the school governors and staff were keen to address childhood obesity as they were aware of an increase in childhood and adult obesity in their geographical area and considered it an issue in their school. read more
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Common Misconceptions about Children's Health, Activity and Fitness

Common Misconceptions about Children's Health, Activity and Fitness

Studies over a number of decades and from across the world have shown that children hold misconceptions and misunderstandings about health, activity and fitness. read more
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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
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Developing a Player’s Mind-Set for Baserunning

Developing a Player’s Mind-Set for Baserunning

Coaches must get athletes excited about learning to dominate the basepaths individually and as a team. read more
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Tips on creating a healthy eating plan

Tips on creating a healthy eating plan

Although the specifics for each sport and athlete may differ, all athletes will benefit from keeping these three strategies in mind when creating their own plan. read more
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