Richard Larouche is a Doctoral student in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. His article, in the latest issue of Education and Health, asks the question, "Are today's children fit and active?" Twenty two years ago, Armstrong (1989) reported that "Children are fit, but not active!" He described the physical activity level of over 300 British youths aged 11 to 15 years old, as measured by heart rate monitors. The participants were as fit as the first children that were tested in laboratory settings 50 years before.
The latest issue of Education and Health journal (29:2) has been published.
This issue contains an eclectic mix of articles about young people and their health related behaviour.
Some articles are available to read online.
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I should caution that these data have nothing like the scope of the primary survey, being drawn from a smaller collection of schools over a longer period of time. But as was said before, the point of the surveys is to prompt local discussion and local action.
No, not me... I just came across a table in my papers that I have always enjoyed looking at, and thought I'd share it.
Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.
Follow this link to find research about 11-16 year olds...
For links to research about 5-11 and 16+ year olds follow this link...
Each month SHEU compile lists of Internet links to research about young people and their health related behaviour.
Visit the archives - grouped under topic and age group.
Feedback from clients is just one of the items featured in our most recent SHEUNews.
Another comment is, "The survey data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas...".
"The relationship between depression level and smoking motives in college smokers."
One example from new research on the Internet about health issues relating to young people (16+ year olds).
Please follow this link to find more research links about 16+ year olds
Tell colleagues to visit the other SHEU research resources (about 5-11) and (about 11-16) yr. olds.
We've been using postcards for many years as a way of attracting attention to our survey and research services. The postcards use several illustrations from Brighton-based designer Karen Donnelly They remain very popular and have enabled thousands of people to join our research emailing services and discover more about SHEU surveys.
We have great pleasure in announcing that the archive of ‘Education and Health’ articles has been put online:
The journal was first published in 1983 and the archive is up-to-date (as of Spring 2011) and you can read any of the articles for free as a PDF*. We hope search engines will be able to index the PDFs in their usual manner, and enable you to search the articles on all our web pages; meanwhile, you can search on any word or name you wish.