Physical Activity and Growth of the Child

  • Donald A. Bailey
  • Robert M. Malina
  • Robert L. Mirwald


Whereas knowledge about the effect of exercise on child growth has been expanding rapidly in recent years, it is still quite amazing how many gaps exist in our understanding of this subject since D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson wrote his classic treatise On Growth and Form almost 70 years ago. A survey of the literature reveals that while much is known, much remains to be learned.


Physical Activity Body Composition Lean Body Mass Motor Performance Physical Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald A. Bailey
    • 1
  • Robert M. Malina
    • 2
  • Robert L. Mirwald
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Physical EducationUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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