From chin-ups to mile-long runs, there are many ways to measure people’s physical fitness, but much more is known about how well these measurements correspond to desired health outcomes in adults than in children. Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies which techniques to assess fitness in youths have the strongest evidence base and offers guidance to those developing and conducting national youth fitness surveys and school-based fitness testing. The report will be discussed during a one-hour telephone briefing starting at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27.
Advance copies will be available to reporters only starting at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 26. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27. Reporters: to obtain an embargoed copy and receive dial-in information for the telephone briefing, contact the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail email@example.com.