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'This is timely and will be of special interest to health service managers and members of primary care groups because the successful promotion of regular physical activity is a challenge contained in the strategy of Our Healthier Nation and is a candidate for incorporation into health improvement programmes and the service framework for coronary heart disease' - Health Service Journal

This crisply written and thought-provoking book integrates theories and studies from several disciplines to examine what is known about physical activity and health.

The authors use a behavioural epidemiology framework to organize the book and explore such topics as: physical activity and the health of ch

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Gives an introduction to physical activity, integrating concepts and results from several disciplines in a behavioral epidemiology framework. Looks at the links between physical activity and physical and mental health, recommended amounts of physical activity, trends in participation, physical activity interventions for individuals and communities, and research issues. For students and professionals in behavioral science, exercise science, nursing, and public health. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803959972
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/13/1998
  • Series: Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction, Definitions, and Plan of the Book 5
2 Physical Activity, Longevity, and Physical Health 16
3 Physical Activity, Psychological Health, and Quality of Life 41
4 Recommended Amounts of Physical Activity 56
5 Measuring Physical Activity 71
6 The Descriptive Epidemiology of Physical Activity 93
7 Determinants of Physical Activity 110
8 Physical Activity Interventions With Individuals 135
9 Interventions to Promote Physical Activity in Communities and Populations 153
10 The Future of Physical Activity and Behavioral Medicine: Research and Applications 177
References 185
Index 205
About the Authors 209
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