110. Move and Thrive: Development of a New Online Resource to Support Adolescent Physical Activity

Physical activity (PA) is a protective factor for adolescent health. However, many youth —including youth in larger bodies, transgender and gender diverse youth, and youth of color—experience discrimination and intimidation in traditional PA settings. At-home, online PA resources could decrease PA disparities and offer a safe way for adolescents to engage in PA; concerningly, though , extant online PA resources are teeming with developmentally inappropriate content for adolescents, including homogenous beauty ideals, encouragement to diet and use supplements, and failure to represent diverse adolescents.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research