Taking any illegal or banned substance for the purpose of enhancing athletic performance is a decision to cheat, endanger one’s health and encourages others to cheat.
The fact that HIV is a blood-borne pathogen, poses serious questions to the athletic world: Should an athlete who has contracted a blood-borne pathogen be allowed to engage in competitive athletics?
Sport has been one of the most important socio-cultural learning experiences for boys and men for many years. Those same benefits should be afforded our daughters.
Failure to address the development of regular exercise behaviors and good nutrition at an early age has major health and economic consequences.
Her Life Depends On It III & Women’s Health and Physical Activity
An ever-evolving and growing body of research supports the important health conclusion that a physically active lifestyle lowers risk for a host of chronic illnesses that adversely affect women’s lives, including heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. On May 12, 2015, the Women’s Sports Foundation released its third edition of Her Life Depends…Read More
This report presents the major findings from a first-of-its-kind nationwide study that compares the educational and health profiles of adolescent tennis participants with participants in other non-contact sports and contact sports, as well as high school students who do not participate in sports.Read More
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.Read More
An exhaustive study of children’s participation in sports and exercise, this is the first to document the benefit of sports to the wellness of families.
This study measures the nationwide participation rates of girls and boys in exercise and organized team sports. The central focus is on how the intersections among families, schools and communities are related to children’s involvement and interest in athletics and physical activity. Some of the personal and social benefits associated with children’s athletic participation are…Read More
This article summarizes one girl’s struggle to keep sexual harassment against her friend and teammate a secret. Her struggle can be an inspiration to many others to do the right thing in the face of fear. This story represents just one of the many the Foundation receives.
An athlete fights sexual harassment on her team.Read More
This report examines girls’ level of participation in sports and physical activity in the Boston metropolitan area and its relation to girls’ health. Girls’ sports and physical activity delivery systems, as well as public policy affecting the availability of such systems are reviewed. Read the Executive Summary here or the full report below.Read More