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The World Health Organisation's Rationale for Physical Activity: a Philosophical Critique

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The World Health Organisation's rationale for physical activity draws heavily on scientific evidence regarding disease and obesity. Greater philosophical reflection on such concepts, along with a recognition that supposed scientific facts are rarely value-free, allow for a more positive and considered argument for physical activity and its benefits. Olympism, Olympic culture, sports education, pedagogy of sport
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46
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1
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58-69
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1 - 12 - 2009
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24 - 12 - 2009
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