Physical activity: an underestimated investment in human capital?

  title={Physical activity: an underestimated investment in human capital?},
  author={Richard Bailey and Charles Hillman and Shawn M. Arent and Albert J. Petitpas},
  journal={Journal of physical activity \& health},
  volume={10 3},
Despite the fact that physical activity is universally acknowledged to be an important part of healthy functioning and well-being, the full scope of its value is rarely appreciated. This article introduces a novel framework for understanding the relationships between physical activity (and specifically sport-related forms of physical activity) and different aspects of human development. It proposes that the outcomes of physical activity can be framed as differential 'capitals' that represent… 

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