April 12 – Rights to Physical Activity and Issues of Resource Distribution
Rights to Physical Activity
• the right to benefit from physical activity
• basic benefits ... Some examples of basic benefits are opportunities to play
sport, the right to play, health and wellness, fun
• Scarce benefits cant be given to everyone. How should resources be
allocated so many people can get scarce benefits?. Some example of scarce
benefits are well resources workout centers, specialized equipment,
opportunity to compete against others, coaches and volunteers
• health and well-being
• social interaction
• Professional expertise
• Unlimited choices of activities Negative or positive rights to benefit?
• Negative right: is the right to be left alone – imposes obligation on others to
refrain from interfering
• Is the right to at least minimally decent level of human existence – imposes
obligations to provide (ex. Everyone should do 60 mins of PA each day)
Delivery of Positive Rights
• Medicare model – no compulsion by those with the rights to use what is
• Education model – compulsion by those with rights to use what is provided.
(ex. Until you are 16, you must go to school)
Depending on which model, we still need to decide which is the best way to provide
• If things are disproportionately given out, how do we justify this?
• How are basic benefits of physical activity most fairly distributed?
Distribute resources according to: