Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health: International Proceedings and Consensus Statement

Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health: International Proceedings and Consensus Statement

by Bouchard, Roy J. Shephard
     
 

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Reviewer: Pietro Tonino, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is a review of the topics presented at a symposium in Toronto in 1992 dealing with various aspects of physical activity, health, and fitness.
Purpose: The book attempts to deal with a variety of sports medicine topics. Many topics are covered, but the discussions are not useful nor are the topics very commonly encountered. The book fails to clearly deal with many common issues.
Audience: The book is intended for all sports medicine specialists but would be most appreciated by physiologists.
Features: The book lacks illustrations, but its references are up-to-date and bountiful. However, its organization makes it tedious to use.
Assessment: The text deals with many topics but does not present them in an interesting manner. The book tries to do too much and does not offer anything new.
2 Stars from Doody
Pietro Tonino
This is a review of the topics presented at a symposium in Toronto in 1992 dealing with various aspects of physical activity, health, and fitness. The book attempts to deal with a variety of sports medicine topics. Many topics are covered, but the discussions are not useful nor are the topics very commonly encountered. The book fails to clearly deal with many common issues. The book is intended for all sports medicine specialists but would be most appreciated by physiologists. The book lacks illustrations, but its references are up-to-date and bountiful. However, its organization makes it tedious to use. The text deals with many topics but does not present them in an interesting manner. The book tries to do too much and does not offer anything new.
Booknews
The proceedings of the Second International Consensus Symposium on Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health, held in Toronto, Canada, May 1992, describe the relationships between health, regular physical activity, and physical fitness; examine the effects of growth, gender, aging, and social environments on health and fitness; quantify the amount of habitual physical activity necessary for given physical and mental health effects; identify the quality and extent of research supporting the conclusions for each topic addressed; and identify areas for future research. Includes a detailed table of contents but no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873225229
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
1055
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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