Physical Activity and Sport in the Lives of Girls

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Physical Activity & Sport in the Lives of Girls Physical Activity and Sport are a large part of societies everyday life. Some people take part in physical activity for many different reasons, such as, health benefits, employment, elite athletes, or pure enjoyment. According to the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, it was stated that, “A regular, preferably daily routine of at least 30 – 45 minutes of brisk walking, bicycling, or even dancing will reduce …

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…to tap the power and potential of physical activity and sport to advance girls’ health, physical, and emotional development, social well-being and educational aspirations and achievements. Efforts must be directed toward increasing girls’ participation in physical activity and sport. It should also be noted that most of the following policy recommendation would, if implemented, enrich the experience of boys as well as girls.” ( The Centre of Research on Girls and Women in Sport 1997 ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**