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Sports As Medicine (VIDEO)

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From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athletes and paralympians, we keep learning more about what the body can do, and why it pays to do it. Yet, in the US, fewer than half of all adults meet basic physical activity guidelines. And every study of athletics still finds that opportunities for women lag behind men in terms of budgets, scholarships, facilities and available competitions. ESPN reporter and Aspen Institute Sports and Society Director Tom Farrey, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Stanford University Director of Football Shannon Turley and retired professional snowboarder Chris Klug ask what is the future of sport as an agent of health, and how do we promote wider participation in exercise?

Special Guests:

Tom Farrey, ESPN Reporter and Aspen Institute Sports and Society Director

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Olympic gold medalist swimmer

Shannon Turley, Stanford University Director of Football

Chris Klug, retired professional snowboarder

 
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