Alternative Activities for Physically Inactive Children - Dr Johan Högman (Pt2)
Promoting Playful Activities in Sports: "They have to be more playful elements and basically activities that have other logics than winning and competing and comparing."— Dr Johan Högman
"Exploring Views on Getting Children Involved in Sports"
"Challenging initiatives fail to attract inactive children"
"Revamping Children's Sports: Beyond Winning and Competing"
"Alternative Physical Activities vs Traditional Sports Programs"
"Alternative physical activity for inactive children tested"
Johan Högman is interested in the social and cultural dimensions of how and why children move their bodies. He believes that physical activity is important for all children, regardless of the type of activity, and that understanding the societal views of physical activity is vital in ensuring that more children are able to participate.
Johan's research involves digging deeper into the conditions that impact physical activity in children and the factors behind why some children may not be as active as others.
Overall, he is passionate about promoting physical activity and helping more children to move their bodies in healthy ways.
---- "On this episode of Physical Activity Researcher Podcast, we discuss the challenges of engaging physically inactive children in sports activities. Our speaker explains that while some children love sports and physical activity, those who are not as active perceive it as sporty and competitive, making them less likely to participate.
To address this issue, our researcher recommends changing the ordinary business of sports clubs and offering more diverse activities that appeal to non-athletic children. The episode covers the use of the bioecological theory to understand the factors that prevent children from enjoying physical activity.
The theory helps to examine individual traits and abilities and how they interact with the cultural and environmental factors. The podcast also shares insights on the best practices for conducting focus groups to collect children's experience and perceptions regarding physical activity.
Finally, our speaker talks about the ongoing efforts to come up with alternative physical activities that are enjoyable and accessible to inactive children by conducting a 12-week program with playful activities like Pokemon Go and trampoline parks to measure the effectiveness compared to traditional sports activities."
---- This podcast episode is sponsored by Fibion Inc. | Better Sleep, Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Research with Less Hassle
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