Her Life Depends on It II

In December 2009 the Women’s Sports Foundation released a new and expanded comprehensive review of its essential “Her Life Depends On It” report, first released in 2004. The benchmark 2009 review draws critical conclusions that further emphasize the vital roles that sports play in the physical and social health of girls and women. The report is compiled from more than 2,000 studies examining women’s athletics and health, including hundreds of new studies conducted in the five years since the last report was released.

Her Life Depends On It II (Full Report) (PDF 747k)

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Published Dec 15, 2009
By Women's Sports Foundation

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Based on a national random sample of American women working in white-collar occupations and professions. The study is the first to explore the role of sports and exercise in the lives of women who work outside the home.

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