Toward Active Living: Proceedings of the International Conference on Physical Activity, Fitness and Health

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Toward Active Living is the first book to bridge the gap between high-level research in the physical activity sciences and its application to programs and practice. The book combines the perspectives of expert scientists, educators, practitioners, and policy makers into one of the most extensive and thorough references available for the promotion of physical activity, fitness, and health. Written in nontechnical language, Toward Active Living includes 41 of the papers presented during the Active Living portion of...
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Overview

Toward Active Living is the first book to bridge the gap between high-level research in the physical activity sciences and its application to programs and practice. The book combines the perspectives of expert scientists, educators, practitioners, and policy makers into one of the most extensive and thorough references available for the promotion of physical activity, fitness, and health. Written in nontechnical language, Toward Active Living includes 41 of the papers presented during the Active Living portion of the 1992 International Conference on Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health held in Toronto. The book enables practitioners to apply research-based knowledge in the physical activity sciences in their day-to-day work. Toward Active Living is an essential reference that fitness instructors, health/fitness administrators, physical educators, students, and policy makers will turn to again and again.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Papers from the May 1992 conference offer perspectives from scientists, educators, practitioners, and policy makers in physical activity, fitness, and health. Topics include biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of fitness and health, active living for specific populations and settings, and community determinants of active living. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873225236
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Credits
Ch. 1 Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health: Research and Practice 1
Ch. 2 Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health: Overview of the Consensus Symposium 7
Ch. 3 Physical/Physiological/Biological Outcomes of Physical Activity 17
Ch. 4 Physical Activity and Disease Prevention 25
Ch. 5 Physical Activity and Health Outcomes in Women 33
Ch. 6 Potential Health Benefits of Active Living for Persons With Chronic Conditions 39
Ch. 7 Benefits of Physical Activity From a Lifetime Perspective 47
Ch. 8 Beneficial and Deleterious Effects of Training on the Health of the Child With a Chronic Disease 55
Ch. 9 An Active and Fit Way-of-Life Influencing Health and Longevity 61
Ch. 10 Adjuvants to Physical Activity: Their Proposed Benefits Versus the Research Findings 69
Ch. 11 The Effectiveness of Exercise and Physical Activity in Reducing Anxiety and Reactivity to Psychosocial Stressors 77
Ch. 12 Enhancing Psychological Health Through Physical Activity 83
Ch. 13 Application and Program Implications of the Psychological Outcomes of Exercise and Physical Activity 91
Ch. 14 Predicting and Changing Exercise and Physical Activity: What's Practical and What's Not 97
Ch. 15 A Framework for Enhancing Exercise Motivation in Rehabilitative Medicine 107
Ch. 16 A Social Marketing and Stage of Change Perspective of Interventions to Enhance Physical Activity: The Importance of PRs 115
Ch. 17 Fostering Active Living for Children and Youth: The Motivational Significance of Goal Orientations in Sport 123
Ch. 18 Active Living and Pregnancy 131
Ch. 19 The School System and Active Living Programs for Children and Youth 141
Ch. 20 Age Is Not a Barrier: A Personal Experience 147
Ch. 21 Active Living for Older Adults: A Model for Optimal Active Living 153
Ch. 22 Active Living for Persons With Disabilities 163
Ch. 22.1 Preparing Children With Mental Disabilities for Active Living 164
Ch. 22.2 From Community Participation in Physical Activity to Olympic Integration 171
Ch. 23 Workplace Active Living and Total Quality Management: A Paradigm for a New Corporate Culture 179
Ch. 24 Cost-Benefit Analysis of Workplace Active Living Programs: The Employer Perspective 187
Ch. 25 Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation for Fitness, Health, Wellness, and Lifestyle 195
Ch. 26 Community Determinants and Benefits of Active Living 203
Ch. 27 Issues in Policy Development for Active Living and Sustainable Living in Canada 207
Ch. 28 Personal Empowerment and Active Living 213
Ch. 29 Community Empowerment and Fitness 219
Ch. 30 The Meaning and Importance of Social Support 227
Ch. 31 The Stay-At-Home Parents' Network: Social Support for Active Living 233
Ch. 32 Coping in Physical Activity: The Role of Seeking Social Support 239
Ch. 33 The Role of Social Support in Late Life Physical Activity 247
Ch. 34 Reaching the Hard to Reach 255
Ch. 34.1 Active Living Programs for the Elderly in Rural and Isolated Communities 256
Ch. 34.2 Active Living Programs for Low Socioeconomic Individuals 263
Ch. 35 A Critical Examination of the Active Living Concept 271
Ch. 35.1 The Active Living Concept 272
Ch. 35.2 Active Living From the Biological Sciences Perspective: A Word of Caution 277
Ch. 35.3 Active Living: Concept, Variable, Rhetoric, or Slogan? 279
Ch. 35.4 Active Living: A Critical Examination 285
Ch. 36 Challenge to an Active Future: Limitations of Our Current Knowledge Base 289
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