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SportA Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective$
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Jay Schulkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231176767

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001

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Sport and Successful Aging

Sport and Successful Aging

(p.177) Conclusion Sport and Successful Aging

Jay Schulkin

Columbia University Press

What is clear is the richness of biology, culture, and deep relationships; sport reveals what makes us human in our biological evolution and in its modification and expansion into cultural evolution. An evolutionary perspective is one route to understanding sport; blended with our biology, culture fuels our capabilities. The evolution of the brain and other organ systems were vital steps in how we became able to do sport and how other hominoids did not. And research has now entered the arena of genetics and epigenetics in understanding sports capability.

Keywords:   Dignity, Beauty, Adversity, Sport

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