Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
Ios-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Androit-APP Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
 
©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine ( Notice: Undefined variable: PUB_YEAR in /home/jssm/domains/jssm.org/public_html/hf2book.php on line 23 ) 06 , 267

Book review
PEDIATRIC FITNESS: SECULAR TRENDS AND GEOGRAPHIC VARIABILITY
Editors: Grant R. Tomkinson and Timothy S. Olds
Bibliographic:  ISSN 0254-5020, ISBN 978-3-80558177-6; Karger Publishing, 2007, $180.00, 245 pages, hardcover
Subjects:  Aerobic and anaerobic fitness of children around the world
Reviewed by: Fadil Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
Share this article
 
DESCRIPTION
This book describes and discusses children's physical capacity in terms of aerobic and anaerobic power generation according to secular trends and geographic variability
PURPOSE
To discuss the controversial issue of whether present day's children and adolescents are fitter than their equals of the past and whether they are fitter if they live in the more prosperous countries
AUDIENCE
Pediatricians, medical practitioners, physical educators, exercise and/or sport scientists, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and graduate students in relevant fields will find this book helpful when dealing with contemporary trends and geographic variability in pediatric fitness
FEATURES
The volume starts by examining the general picture on children fitness by the editors. The individual chapter's authors discuses the data gathered since the late 1950s on secular trends and geographic changeability in aerobic and anaerobic pediatric fitness performances of children and adolescents from 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. There are chapters proposing that there is proof that there has been a world-wide decline in pediatric aerobic performance in recent decades, relative stability in anaerobic performance, and that the best performing children come from northern and central Europe. In final chapters possible causes to that end are considered, including whether weakening in aerobic performance are the result of distributional or widespread declines, and whether increases in obesity alone can explain the failure in aerobic performance
ASSESSMENT
The editors have assembled a volume of Medicine and Sports Science that is necessary and essential reading for all who are interested in understanding and improving the fitness of children. The readers will find useful information in this book on secular trends and geographic variability in pediatric fitness. I believe, the book will serve as a first-rate reference source for researcher and field workers, since the editors and the contributors are authorities in their respective fields
 
 
 
Home Issues About Authors
Contact Current Editorial board Authors instructions
Email alerts In Press Mission For Reviewers
Archive Scope
Supplements Statistics
Most Read Articles
  Most Cited Articles
 
  
 
JSSM | Copyright 2001-2020 | All rights reserved. | LEGAL NOTICES | Publisher

It is forbidden the total or partial reproduction of this web site and the published materials, the treatment of its database, any kind of transition and for any means, either electronic, mechanic or other methods, without the previous written permission of the JSSM.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.