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Physical Activity: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction / Gareth Stratton

Swansea University Author: Gareth Stratton

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Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to p...

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ISBN: 9781138696617 9781315523859
Published: London Routledge 2018
Online Access: https://www.routledge.com/Physical-Activity-A-Multi-disciplinary-Introduction/Draper-Stratton/p/book/9781138696624
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44944
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Abstract: Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to provide a truly multi-disciplinary introduction to physical activity studies.Offering a complete foundation to the subject, it covers the basics of every core discipline from biochemistry, public health and biomechanics to physiology, sport psychology and sociology. It introduces a full range of topics across the physical activity curriculum, including behaviour change, motor skill development, nutrition, exercise prescription, public health policy, and physical education, providing a well-balanced and international perspective on each important issue. There is also a strong emphasis throughout the book on the practical, applied dimensions of physical activity, including innovative approaches to promotion and intervention tailored to every age range and environment.
Keywords: Physical education and training, physical fitness, exercise, physical activity, public health, physiology, health and fitness, health and wellbeing
College: College of Engineering