Physical Activity and Health

The Evidence Explained

Author: Adrianne E. Hardman,David J. Stensel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415455855

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Physical Activity and Health explains clearly, systematically and in detail the relationships between physical activity, health and disease, and explores the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and cancer.

Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Evidence-based Approaches to Practice

Author: Lindsey Dugdill,Diane Crone,Rebecca Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169257

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

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Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice evaluates the realities and complexities of working to reverse the adverse trend towards physical inactivity. It is a well-rounded, evidence-based analysis of interventions for physical activity practice, covering a range of settings and target groups. Expert contributors present case studies which help to translate the theory into practice, from individual to societal levels, enriched by explanations of the socio-political context. The first section covers the concepts for the development of physical activity practice; influencing sustained health behaviour change, explaining the role and function of health policy in physical activity promotion, and developing the evidence base for physical activity interventions. Section Two explores the evidence base for interventions in physical activity practice, in varied settings and target groups. Physical Activity and Health Promotion concludes with a challenge to innovate in promoting physical activity. Physical Activity and Health Promotion will be of relevant to health professionals and students with an interest in sport, physical activity and exercise, particularly health and exercise promotion specialists across the disciplines.

Zum Wert des Sports

Eine ökonomische Betrachtung

Author: Christoph Breuer,Pamela Wicker,Johannes Orlowski

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658066903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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​Die ökonomische Bedeutung des Sports für Deutschland ist substanziell. Die heterogenen Ausprägungen des Sports, bspw. das aktive Sporttreiben, der in Verbänden und Vereinen organisierte Sport und der Spitzensport weisen eine Vielzahl an positiven tangiblen und intangiblen Effekten auf, die volkswirtschaftlich bedeutsam sind. Auf Basis von Primär- und Sekundärdaten sowie einer umfassenden Literaturrecherche analysieren die Autoren erstmals alle stakeholderrelevanten Bereiche des Sportsektors auf ihre ökonomische Bedeutung hin. Es wird gezeigt, dass Sport nicht als bloßer Kostenfaktor oder Leistungsempfänger zu betrachten ist, sondern als ein Investitionsgut, welches wertvolle wirtschaftliche, steuerliche und soziale Renditen produzieren kann.

Entwicklung und Stabilität der körperlich-sportlichen Aktivität im mittleren Erwachsenenalter

eine prospektive Längsschnittstudie

Author: Darko Jekauc

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832523154

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 256

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Die vorliegende Arbeit liefert einen Beitrag zur Erklarung der Entwicklungsprozesse der korperlich-sportlichen Aktivitat im mittleren Erwachsenenalter. Dabei stehen folgende Fragen im Vordergrund: Wie stabil ist das Sportverhalten? Welche Prozesse beeinflussen die Stabilitat und Veranderung des Sportverhaltens in diesem Lebensabschnitt? Wodurch konnen diese Prozesse erklart werden? Anhand einer langsschnittlichen Studie mit 726 Personen im mittleren Erwachsenenalter aus der Gemeinde Bad-Schonborn, die in Funfjahresabstanden dreimal (1992 - 1997 - 2002) untersucht wurden, konnte gezeigt werden, dass auf der Ebene der Mittelwerte korperlich-sportliche Aktivitat ein stabiles Merkmal ist. Trotzdem ist auf der individuellen Ebene eine grosse Variabilitat der Verlaufe festzustellen. Auf der Basis eines Drei-Ebenen-Modells werden die unterschiedlichen individuellen Verlaufe erklart. In diesem Modell spielen die Lebensbereiche Familie, Beruf und Gesundheit als wichtige Themen des mittleren Erwachsenenalters eine herausragende Rolle fur die Aufnahme und Aufrechterhaltung der Sportaktivitat. Die Ergebnisse dieser Studie liefern ein differenziertes Bild der Einflussvariablen und unterstreichen weitgehend die Bedeutung dieser Lebensbereiche im mittleren Erwachsenenalter.

Health, Well-being and Social Inclusion

Therapeutic Horticulture in the UK

Author: Sempik, Joe,Aldridge, Jo,Saul Becker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347251

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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Growing interest in the social and therapeutic value of horticulture, has produced little evidence that demonstrates outcomes for vulnerable groups, including those with learning difficulties and mental health problems. This report addresses the gap in knowledge and presents the findings of the first study of horticulture projects across the UK.

Human Movement

An Introductory Text

Author: Tony Everett,Clare Kell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204413X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856044981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 699

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The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical education and training

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Education 07/08

Author: Fred Schultz

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073516257

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Education 07/08 is one in a series of over sixty-five volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Within the pages of this volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles by educators, researchers, and writers providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics in the study of education. Book jacket.

Beyond the Scoreboard

Youth Employment Opportunities and Skills Development in the Sports Sector

Author: Giovanni di Cola

Publisher: International Labour Organisation

ISBN: 9789221179689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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Comprises a collection of papers on the role that sport plays in positevely shaping the lives of youth in both developed and developing countries.

How Should Obesity Be Treated?

Author: Stefan Kiesbye

Publisher: Greenhaven


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

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Presents a collection of essays that debate a variety of issues on the treatment of obesity, including the use of weight-loss medications, weight-loss surgery, and campaigns against childhood obesity.

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Author: Peter Kokkinos

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449663656

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention helps students understand the epidemiology behind the assertion that physical activity is associated with better health and quality of life. This text addresses the principles governing physical activity, the methods for measuring exertion, the cardiovascular and metabolic responses to physical activity, and cardiovascular disease and risk factors.

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Author: Diana Kuh,Rachel Cooper,Rebecca Hardy,Marcus Richards,Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008184

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Healthy ageing has long been a neglected area of epidemiological research as the traditional focus has been on specific chronic diseases of older life. There is a growing consensus from scientists, research funders and policy makers that ageing itself needs to be studied from an interdisciplinary and life course perspective, to inform strategies for reducing the societal and individual costs of an ageing population. A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing is a synthesis of life course perspectives in epidemiology and interdisciplinary perspectives in ageing research. It brings together expert investigators of maturing birth cohort and ageing studies, cross-cutting methodologists, and authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world in one wide-ranging volume. Contributors discuss how aspects of healthy ageing are conceptualised, defined and measured; relate to each other; change across life; and are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors operating from early life onwards. They identify research gaps, and suggest how evidence from observational studies can be strengthened through improved study design and longitudinal analysis, thereby increasing the research contribution to practice or policy change. The book considers how we might delay or slow down the progressive, generalised impairment of function that occurs at the individual, body system and cellular levels, as people grow older. It also considers the determinants of wellbeing in older people, including personal fulfilment, positive emotions and social relationships. Broad in scope, discussing topics from genetics to psychological and social wellbeing, A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing is a key resource for epidemiologists, social scientists, clinicians, public health physicians, policy makers and practitioners with a research interest in healthy ageing.

Grassroots Sport and the European Union

16th Report of Session 2010-11

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee,Stationery Office (U. k.)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780108473319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 54

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Potential of sport is under-exploited at both EU and national level despite its ability to deliver on core policy objectives in the health, education, employment and social spheres. This report considers how the EU can maximise the potential of sport in its own policy making and delivery and how it can help Member States do likewise. It looks at how EU legislation should be applied to sport in order to ensure the sustainability of grassroots sport, particularly its revenue streams from the broadcasting of professional sport. The reports main recommendations include: there is value in a dedicated sport fund but there is greater potential value in main-streaming it into other EU funding streams, including the structural funds and through ensuring redistribution from professional sport. The EU should include sport in its work on digital piracy and should look further at whether the gambling industry should be required to pay a 'fair return' to sport; different Member States are more advanced in certain areas than others, for example Finland on levels of participation among older people, offering potential for the sharing of best practice. The Commission should create a web portal which allows grassroots organisations to make links with each other; the voice of grassroots as well as professional sport need to be heard in Brussels. Dialogue between the Commission and sports organisations needs to be made more representative

Depression and Heart Disease

Author: Alexander Glassman,Mario M. Maj,Norman Sartorius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957621

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Recently, there has been a growing awareness of the multiple interrelationships between depression and various physical diseases. Patients with psychiatric problems, particularly depression, may be more susceptible to cardiovascular disorders. Depression and Heart Disease synthesizes current evidence, including some previously unpublished data, in a concise, easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis (including cytokines and genetics), and risk factors of the comorbidity between depression and heart disease. The book also reviews the best pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches for people with this comorbidity.