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Physical Activity and Health : A Report of the Surgeon General - United States Department of Health and Human Services

Physical Activity and Health

A Report of the Surgeon General

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780763706364
Number Of Pages: 304

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In theĀ  Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sends the message that Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life by including moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. This report goes a step further and studies how to promote more active lifestyles and implement appropriate programs critical in improving the health of the nation. Conclusively, this report is a comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence about the relationship between physical activity and health status.

Preface
Introduction, Summary, and Chapter
Conclusions
Historical Background, Terminology, Evolution of Recommendations and Measurement
Western Historical Perspective
Terminology of Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Health Evolution of Physical Activity
Recommendations Summary of Recent Physical Activity
Recommendations Measurement of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Intensity
Physiologic Responses and Long-term
Adaptations to Exercise Physiologic
Responses to Episodes of Exercise
Long-term Adaptations to Exercise
Training Maintenance, Detraining, and Prolonged
Inactivity Special Considerations
The Effects of Physical Activity on Health and Disease
Overall Mortality Cardiovascular
Diseases Cancer Non-Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis Obesity Mental Health
Health-Related
Quality of Life Adverse
Effects of Physical
Activity Occurrence of Adverse
Effects Nature of the Activity/Health Relationship
Patterns and Trends in Physical Activity
Physical Activity among Adults in the United States
Physical Activity among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States
Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity
Theories and Models Used in Behavioral and Social Research on Physical Activity
Behavioral Research on Physical Activity among Adults
Behavioral Research on Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents
Promising Approaches, Barriers, and Resources
List of Tables and Figures
Index
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ISBN: 9780763706364
ISBN-10: 0763706361
Series: Health Science Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.72