Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

by Andrew P. Hills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415408830

ISBN-13: 9780415408837

Pub. Date: 08/14/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.

Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an

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Overview

Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.

Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers:

  • overweight, obesity and body composition;
  • physical activity, growth and development;
  • psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity;
  • physical activity behaviours;
  • eating behaviours;
  • measuring children’s behaviour;
  • interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity.

Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415408837
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/2007
Series:
Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Nature of the Problem 2. Tracking of Obesity from Childhood to Adulthood: Implications for Health 3. Clinical Correlates of Overweight and Obesity 4. Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Obesity 5. The Importance of Physical Activity in the Growth and Development of Children 6. The Role of Perceived Competence in the Motivation of Obese Children to be Physically Active 7. Psycho-Social Factors and Childhood Obesity 8. Physical Activity, Appetite Control and Energy Balance: Implications for Obesity 9. Eating Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Food Intake 10. Physical Activity Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Physical Activity 11. Environmental Factors and Physical Activity in Children: Implications for Active Transport Programs 12. Interventions for the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood Obesity (including Family, School and Community)

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