Her Life Depends on It

This report is a comprehensive compendium of research that points to physical activity and sport as fundamental solutions for many of the serious health and social problems faced by American Girls.

 

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“Her Life Depends On It,” is the most comprehensive compilation of research to date about the impact of physical activity on the physical, psychological and cultural health of girls. The report points to physical activity and sport as fundamental solutions for many of the serious health and social problems faced by girls. These include obesity, heart disease, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression – which accounts for much of the more than $1 trillion spent on healthcare for treating these issues. 

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Published Dec 8, 2004
By Women's Sports Foundation

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OCTOBER 12, 2010: After a rigorous year-long process to select an institutional research partner, the Women’s Sports Foundation has officially selected the University of Michigan (U-M) to establish a joint research and policy center. The center will be known as the Women’s Sports, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP).

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