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Perspectives on Health and Exercise - Chris Riddoch

Perspectives on Health and Exercise

By: Chris Riddoch (Editor), Jim McKenna (Editor)

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Published: 10th December 2002
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Although it is widely accepted that active people are healthier, there is still much to be understood about the relationship between health and exercise. There are many questions to be explored such as 'how much?' and 'what type of activity?' Also, 'are there population differences?' and 'what prevents people from being active?' This text considers physical activity and health from a range of perspectives, encompassing many of the traditional academic disciplines, to provide a unique overview of this developing field.

Introduction; C.Riddoch and J.McKenna SECTION1: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: A LIFECOURSE PERSPECTIVE Physical Activity and health through the Lifespan; C.Boreham and C.Riddoch SECTION 2: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH RELATIONSHIPS Epidemiology of Activity and Physical Health; R.W.Jakes and N.J.Wareham Physical Activity and Mental Health; D.Carless and G.Faulkner Objective Measurements of Physical Activity;A.Copper Risks of Physical Activity;W.van Mechelen SECTION 3: PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Inactivity, A Problem Waiting to be Solved; N.Mutrie and C.Woods The Role of Primary Care; A.Taylor Promoting Physical Activity through Schools; K.Fox and J.Harris The Environment: The Greatest Barrier?; J.Kerr, F.Ewes and D.Carroll SECTION 4: THE BIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Biological Aspects of Physical Activity and Health; A.Vivu and M.Harro Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780333787007
ISBN-10: 0333787005
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 10th December 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1