Physical Activity and Health

The Evidence Explained

Author: Adrianne E. Hardman,David J. Stensel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415455855

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Physical Activity and Health explains clearly, systematically and in detail the relationships between physical activity, health and disease, and explores the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and cancer.
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Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Evidence-based Approaches to Practice

Author: Lindsey Dugdill,Diane Crone,Rebecca Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

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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 base for physical activity interventions. Section Two explores the evidence base for interventions in physical activity practice, in varied settings and target groups. Physical Activity and Health Promotion concludes with a challenge to innovate in promoting physical activity. Physical Activity and Health Promotion will be of relevant to health professionals and students with an interest in sport, physical activity and exercise, particularly health and exercise promotion specialists across the disciplines.
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Sports Science Handbook: I-Z

Author: Simon P. R. Jenkins

Publisher: multi-science publishing

ISBN: 9780906522370

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.
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Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion

Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK

Author: Sempik, Joe,Aldridge, Jo,Saul Becker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347251

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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Growing interest in the social and therapeutic value of horticulture, has produced little evidence that demonstrates outcomes for vulnerable groups, including those with learning difficulties and mental health problems. This report addresses the gap in knowledge and presents the findings of the first study of horticulture projects across the UK.
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Sport Policy and Development

An Introduction

Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134139128

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.
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Human Movement

An Introductory Text

Author: Tony Everett,Clare Kell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204413X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.
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Quest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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Education 07/08

Author: Fred Schultz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073516257

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Education 07/08 is one in a series of over sixty-five volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Within the pages of this volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles by educators, researchers, and writers providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics in the study of education. Book jacket.
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