Fitness for all program: leading China into the 21st century

Jingzhen YANG, Ming Kai CHIN, Robert N. GIRANDOLA, Shuxun DENG, Xiao Hong LI

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Abstract

The Fitness for All Program (FAP) is an important national policy initiative in promoting physical fitness for the entire Chinese nation. Approved and issued by the National Sports Council in June, 1995. FAP underscores the importance of improving health status of all Chinese people, especially children and adolescents, to respond effectively to health challenges of the 21st century. FAP is intended to make significant changes in lives and exercises habits of the average Chinese person. Purpose of this article is to introduce how the Fitness for All Program was established, developed, and undertaken in China, and how various aspects of it are integrated into lives of the Chinese people. Discussed are different attitudes and responses toward carrying out this project. Some suggestions are put forward for FAP development in terms of promotion and uses of sport facilities. Copyright © 1999 The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
JournalICHPER-SD Journal: The Official Magazine of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Citation

Yang, J., Li, X.-H., Chin, M.-K., Girandola, R. N., & Deng, S.-X. (1999). Fitness for all program: Leading China into the 21st century. ICHPER-SD Journal: The Official Magazine of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 35(2), 18-23.

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