Physical Fitness and the Development of Mass Sport
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
As a city became more urbanized and industrialized, the health and quality of life of the residents changed. As a result of changing lifestyle and eating habits, coronary heart disease (CHD) has become a leading cause of death in many countries. It was found that among the various behavior-related CHD risk factors, physical inactivity was the most important independent factor. Although some researches indicated that the correlation between physical fitness and physical activity was low in children, this relationship increased with age. Current consensus suggests that people are aware of the importance of good health and the need to develop an active lifestyle as a primary prevention program against CHD. The present paper will attempt to discuss the importance of promoting physical fitness and developing mass sport in light of current research findings in this area.
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