Article Summary Form
(Copy and paste this form into your word processing program, save it as an .rtf file, write your article, submit it under the appropriate assignment on Moodle)
Student Name _____________________________John Gooch_______________
Article Name _______________Physical Activity and Bone Health
Article URL: http://________________________________________________________
In brief, what was this article about? (What were the main ideas promoted?)
The main ideas associated with this week’s article include bone health and the quality and quantity of physical activity that promotes the lowest risk for injury.
List three important facts that the author used to support the main ideas:
1. Multiple small randomized, controlled trials suggest accrual of bone mineral in children and adolescents could be prescribed the following exercise
Mode: impact activities and moderate intensity resistance training
Frequency: 3 days a week
Duration: 10-20 minutes (twice a day may be more effective)
2. Multiple small randomized, controlled trails and large observational studies recommend the following exercise prescription to preserve bone health in Adulthood
Mode: weight-bearing endurance activities and resistance exercise
Intensity: moderate to high
Frequency: weight-bearing 3-5 times a week; resistance exercise 2-3 times weekly
Duration: 30-60 minutes including a combination of all activities
3. Maintaining a vigorous level of physical activity across your lifespan should be viewed as an essential component of bone health.
What information or ideas discussed in this article are also discussed in your textbook or other readings/discussions from class? List the textbook chapters and page numbers.
Chapter 4 page 84 discusses osteoporosis and the decrease of bone mass.
List any examples of bias or faulty reasoning that you found in this...