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Discovering College and Career Preparation

Discovering College and Career Preparation

Moving in new ways, remembering movement sequences, and executing them in time to music within changing formations and pathways is challenging. read more
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Screen Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Screen Time and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

In addition to the relationships with overweight and obesity, there is mounting evidence that screen time is associated with other cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome (Council on Communications and Media 2011). read more
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Metabolic Effects of Reduced Sitting and the Postprandial State

Metabolic Effects of Reduced Sitting and the Postprandial State

Several studies have investigated the effects on cardiometabolic biomarkers of short episodes (2- to 9-hr, single-day experiment) of prolonged uninterrupted sitting versus various manipulations of reduced sitting during the postprandial period. read more
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Sedentary Behavior and Depression

Sedentary Behavior and Depression

Teychenne, Ball, and Salmon (2008) conducted a systematic review on depression and sedentary behavior in adults. Seven observational (5 cross-sectional and 2 longitudinal) and four intervention studies were included. read more
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Growth mindset and reflection

Growth mindset and reflection

Reflection is the link between goal setting and assessment; in fact, it plays a key role both in improving and in reaching goals. Even so, it is underappreciated and underused. We learn by doing, but we learn even more by doing and reflecting. read more
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Preparing students for college and career

Preparing students for college and career

Having a growth mindset and strong emotional intelligence are key to success in the gym and on the field. These traits are also necessary for excelling in the world at large. read more
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Fostering Understanding Among Students

Fostering Understanding Among Students

The first step in helping students develop a growth mindset - and generally strengthen their emotional intelligence - is to deliberately teach the traits of emotional intelligence. read more
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Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance

Assessments Help Develop Superior Athletic Performance

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and feet facing forward. Initially, place hands to the sides of the head with elbows pointing laterally. Then progress to arms overhead with elbows extended. read more
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Body Mechanics: Matching Movement to Muscles and Bones

Body Mechanics: Matching Movement to Muscles and Bones

Repeat the simple jazz arm exercise shown in figure 1.3 until your muscles get tired. In this way you will be able to identify which muscles are doing the work in this exercise. read more
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Power Development

Power Development

A player’s capability to generate power is a key goal of many training programmes to improve the performance of explosive movements on the pitch. Training strategies encompassing the force-velocity continuum (figure 12.3) can be used to improve lower-body power in the soccer environment. read more
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