Children's physical education center

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Architecture & Planning
Department Architecture & Planning (College of)
Author Gilberg, Scott Dennis
Title Children's physical education center
Date 2006
Description Unfortunately a culture of physical inactivity has emerged in the United States, especially among children. Communities, families and schools all play important roles in both the physical and mental development of today's youth and can be partly blamed for this ill-fated trend. Some states no longer require physical education credits to graduate from high school. And children's after school activities are quickly evolving from energetic outdoor activities to many hours of television watching and video games. Children are spending increased amounts of time participating in "low-physical" activities while less in "high-physical" activities. Video games, computers, and T.V.'s are a large portion of these children's everyday (afterschool) lives. 30% of children are now estimated to watch at least 5 hours of television a day! It is also reported that in certain areas of well developed countries that as many as 25% of children are considered obese, a number that has sky-rocketed over the last two decades. Being overweight in youth almost always leads to obesity in adulthood and thus a lifetime of health problems.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Physical fitness; Video games; Obesity
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name M.Arch
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital copy of "Children's physical education center" College of Architecture + Planning, Architecture Visual Resources Library
Rights Management © Scott Dennis Gilberg
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 91,174 bytes
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Source Original: University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning, Architecture Visual Resources Library
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2012-04-23
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