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Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained
Stensel, David J.
ISBN 13: 
9780415632966
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780415421980
ISBN 10: 
041563296X
Category: 
Sports & Recreation
Edition: 
3
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
07/2021
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
Loughborough University, UK
Audience: 
College/higher education
Pages: 
632
Weight: 
1
Retail Price: 
66.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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0
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Synopsis:

Physical Activity and Health explains clearly, systematically and in detail the relationships between physical activity, health and disease, and examines the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of important conditions.

Now in a fully updated and revised third edition, and still the most complete and engaging textbook on this important subject, Physical Activity and Health offers a balanced examination of the very latest evidence linking levels of physical activity with disease and mortality. The book offers a wide-ranging assessment of the importance of inactivity as a factor in major diseases and health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and osteoporosis, and now also includes a full chapter on exercise and mental health. The book is designed to help the reader evaluate the quality and significance of the scientific evidence, and includes an invaluable discussion of common study designs and the inherent difficulties of measuring physical activity. It explores every contemporary theme in the study of exercise and health, such as the hazards of exercise; exercise and the elderly; children’s health and exercise; physical activity and public health policy; and also a critical appraisal of current recommendations for physical activity.

Containing useful features throughout, such as chapter summaries, study tasks, guides to supplementary reading and definitions of key terms, and richly illustrated with supporting tables, figures and plates, Physical Activity and Health is an essential course text. Now supported by a companion website featuring self-test questions, PowerPoint slides for lecturers, additional learning activities and web links, this book is vital reading for degree-level students of sport and exercise science, public health, physical therapy, medicine and nursing.


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