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Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained / Edition 2

Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained / Edition 2

by Adrianne E. Hardman, David J. Stensel


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ISBN-13: 9780415455855
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 0.67(w) x 0.97(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Adrianne E. Hardman is Emeritus Professor of Human Exercise Metabolism at Loughborough University, the UK’s leading centre for sport and exercise science. Adrianne has over 25 years of university teaching experience, has published widely and given invited lectures in many countries, and has contributed to the development of guidelines on physical activity in the UK and in North America.

David J. Stensel is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University and was formerly a lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. An experienced teacher and researcher, David has also given invited lectures in the UK and overseas.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Assessing the Evidence 1. Introduction 2. Nature of the Evidence 3. Physical Activity and Mortality Part 2: Influence of Physical Activity on the Risk of Disease 4. Cardiovascular Disease 5. Type 2 Diabetes 6. Obesity 7. Metabolic Syndrome 8. Cancer 9. Skeletal Health Part 3: Physical Activity in Youth and Old Age 10. Children’s Health 11. Ageing Part 4: Physical Activity: Risks and Opportunities 12. Hazards 13. Public Health

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