Physical Activity

Physical Activity


  • Author : Nick Draper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315523835


Physical Activity Book Description :

Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to provide a truly multi-disciplinary introduction to physical activity studies. Offering a complete foundation to the subject, it covers the basics of every core discipline from biochemistry, public health and biomechanics to physiology, sport psychology and sociology. It introduces a full range of topics across the physical activity curriculum, including behaviour change, motor skill development, nutrition, exercise prescription, public health policy, and ph...

The Politics of Physical Activity

The Politics of Physical Activity


  • Author : Joe Piggin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781000084733


The Politics of Physical Activity Book Description :

Defining ‘politics’ as contests over ideas, values and visions about what a physically active society could be, this book uses critical analysis to challenge accepted truths about physical activity and therefore opens up a pathway to more effective, and more socially just, physical activity policy. Critiquing global and national physical activity policies which are arguing for significant change to societies around the world, The Politics of Physical Activity presents empirical case studies to illustrate the political dimensions of advocating for physical activity promotion, including discussions of resourcing difficulties, conflicts of interest and opportunity costs. It explores physical activity as a multi-sectoral tool that is being applied to...

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity


  • Author : Andrea Bundon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315304533


Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity Book Description :

Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites – scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and physical activity. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously inaccessible. However, they have also created theoretical, methodological, practical and ethical challenges. This book critically examines the opportunities open to qualitative researchers working in digital spaces and offers novel insights into how the rise of new technology is helping to shape sport studies. Showcasing original research on emerging themes, trends and issues such as digital sociology, media citizenship, online gaming, Big Data, fitness apps and o...

Physical Activity and Health

Physical Activity and Health


  • Author : Jerome Edward Kotecki
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781449646332


Physical Activity and Health Book Description :

Physical Activity and Health: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition serves as a valuable text for understanding the workings of the complex systems within the human body and the multidimensional components of human health. This text presents scientific evidence on the relationship between physical activity and health in a readable and understandable format. Filled with information, guidance, recommendations, and practical applications, it prepares students to identify the aspects of personal behavior that, with modification, can improve their overall health. Together with engaging features that address self-assessment and changing health habits, it charts a path that puts students in control and allows them to decide what to do and how and when to d...

Physical activity and health
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Physical activity and health


  • Author : United States. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Exercise
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781428927940


Physical activity and health Book Description :

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Growth  Maturation  and Physical Activity
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Growth Maturation and Physical Activity


  • Author : Robert M. Malina
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0880118822


Growth Maturation and Physical Activity Book Description :

This updated edition features three new chapters and current research findings. Topics include prenatal growth and functional development, motor development, thermoregulation, obesity in childhood and adolescence and more....

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research


  • Author : Greg Welk
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0736037489


Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research Book Description :

And examples -- References -- Construct validity in physical activity research / Matthew T. Mahar and David A. Rowe -- Definitional stage -- Confirmatory stage -- Theory-testing stage -- Summary -- References -- Physical activity data : odd distributions yield strange answers / Jerry R. Thomas and Katherine T. Thomas -- Overview of the general linear model and rank-order procedures -- Determining whether data are normally distributed -- Application of rank-order procedures -- Data distributions and correlation -- Extensions of GLM rank-order statistical procedures -- Summary -- Endnote -- References -- Equating and linking of physical activity questionnaires / Weimo Zhu -- What is scale equating? -- Equating methods -- Practical issues of scale equat...

Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Physical Activity and Health Promotion


  • Author : Lindsey Dugdill
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405169257


Physical Activity and Health Promotion Book Description :

Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice evaluates the realities and complexities of working to reverse the adverse trend towards physical inactivity. It is a well-rounded, evidence-based analysis of interventions for physical activity practice, covering a range of settings and target groups. Expert contributors present case studies which help to translate the theory into practice, from individual to societal levels, enriched by explanations of the socio-political context. The first section covers the concepts for the development of physical activity practice; influencing sustained health behaviour change, explaining the role and function of health policy in physical activity promotion, and developing the evidence...

Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being

Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being


  • Author : Stuart J.H. Biddle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-08-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134566822


Physical Activity and Psychological Well Being Book Description :

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered include: * anxiety and stress * depression * mood and emotion * self-perceptions and self-esteem * cognitive functioning and ageing * psychological dysfunction This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists. It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, pa...

Physical Activity in Natural Settings

Physical Activity in Natural Settings


  • Author : Aoife A. Donnelly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-10-09
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351718455


Physical Activity in Natural Settings Book Description :

Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges—particularly around mental health and obesity—and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international research on physical activity, health and the natural environment, offering evidence-based guidance on implementing nature-based solutions at individual, patient and population levels. Divided over four sections, the book assesses the current research landscape, explores the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms of the benefits of green exercise, details applied examples of physical activity in natural settings, and suggests future direct...