Cross-posted from the National Physical Activity Plan

What is physical literacy? The National Physical Activity Plan Commentary Series continues this month with two different perspectives. Read on to learn more. 

Physical Literacy: More than Just a New Fad by E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., FACSM

One of the earliest mentions of the term physical literacy in an academic journal was in 1938.…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

In its World Report on Ageing and Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) “outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments,” WHO says, “will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.”

Is improved function (physical, cognitive and social) now the Holy Grail for older adults?…

This summer, the NPAP Alliance introduced its new commentary series –

NPAP Commentaries on Physical Activity and Health

The commentary series is intended to be a bi-monthly e-publication designed to draw attention to timely and thought-provoking issues in physical activity and public health.  Ultimately, the primary aim of these opinion essays is to generate momentum to advance the field of physical activity and public health.…

By AOSSM

Sports-related concussions have become a significant concern in recent years. Research showing the long-term dangers of concussions and the effects of repetitive sub-concussive blows that can occur in football has parents of these athletes concerned.

Many sports teams are partnering with sports medicine programs and hospitals to perform baseline concussion testing for the athletes.…