Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being

Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being

by Stuart J.H. Biddle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415234395

ISBN-13: 9780415234399

Pub. Date: 11/06/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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, particularly those working in the area of mental health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415234399
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1The case for exercise in the promotion of mental health and psychological well-being1
2Physical activity, anxiety, and stress10
3The relationship between physical activity and clinically defined depression46
4Emotion, mood and physical activity63
5The effects of exercise on self-perceptions and self-esteem88
6Cognitive performance, fitness, and ageing118
7Physical activity as a source of psychological dysfunction130
8The way forward for physical activity and the promotion of psychological well-being154
References169
Index197

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