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

The Evidence Explained

Author: Adrianne E. Hardman,David J. Stensel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134049943

Category: Education

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 examines the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of important conditions. Now in a fully updated and revised 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. It 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. 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 also explores the full range of contemporary themes 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 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. Visit the companion website for Physical Activity and Health at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415421980.

Physical Activity and Health

The Evidence Explained

Author: Adrianne E. Hardman,David J. Stensel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134049951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

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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 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. It 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. 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 also explores the full range of contemporary themes 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 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. Visit the companion website for Physical Activity and Health at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415421980.

ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

Author: American College of Sports Medicine

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469832720

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Based on the latest scientific research findings, ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise lays the theoretical foundation of behavior change and then provides specific strategies, tools, and methods to motivate and inspire clients to be active, exercise, and stay healthy. Developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by a team of leading experts in exercise science and motivation, this highly practical book provides step-by-step instructions to help fitness/health professionals and students master motivation techniques that have proven successful in helping clients adhere to an exercise program.

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.

Physical Activity and Health 2nd Edition

Author: Claude Bouchard,Steven N. Blair,William Haskell

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450428495

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Written by leading scientists from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, brings together the results of the most important studies on the relationship between physical activity, sedentarism, and various health outcomes.

Scientific Writing 2.0

A Reader and Writer's Guide

Author: Jean-Luc Lebrun

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814458759

Category: Art

Page: 280

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The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized. To enable the writer to assess whether these parts are well written from a reader's perspective, the book also offers practical metrics in the form of six checklists, and even an original Java application to assist in the evaluation. The focus of the book is on self- and reader-assisted assessment of the scientific journal article. It is also the first time that a book on scientific writing takes a human factor view of the reading task and the reader scientist. By revealing and addressing the physiological causes that create substantial reading difficulties, namely limited reader memory, attention span, and patience, the book guarantees that writing will gain the much coveted reader-centered quality. Contents:The Reading Toolkit:Require Less from MemorySustain Attention to Ensure Continuous ReadingReduce Reading TimeKeep the Reader MotivatedBridge the Knowledge GapSet the Reader's ExpectationsSet Progression Tracks for Fluid ReadingDetect Sentence Fluidity ProblemsControl Reading Energy ConsumptionPaper Structure and Purpose:Title: The Face of Your PaperAbstract: The Heart of Your PaperHeadings-Subheadings: The Skeleton of Your PaperIntroduction: The Hands of Your PaperIntroduction Part II: Popular TrapsVisuals: The Voice of Your PaperConclusions: The Smile of Your PaperAdditional Resources for the Avid Learner Readership: Students, professional scientists and researchers. Keywords:Scientific Writing;Technical Writing;Written Scientific Communication;Writing Skills;Scientific Journal Paper;Scientific Article;Peer-Review;Fluid Writing;Academic WritingKey Features:The book's chapters on how to achieve fluidity in writing are ground breaking. Fluidity in scientific writing is what enables readers to sail through a scientific paper without major reading accidentsThe metrics that cover 6 major parts of a scientific paper, and the software application that facilitate the self-evaluation are also ground breakingA chapter on online resources augments this second editionReviews: “This guide will be of use to many scientists, both new and familiar to the art of scientific writing. Consideration of the advice provided further develops the analytical reading skills required to critically review the work of others, as well as helping with the preparation of your own future articles.” Chemistry World

ACSM's Career and Business Guide for the Fitness Professional

Author: Neal Pire,American College of Sports Medicine

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781608311958

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

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ACSM's Career and Business Guide for the Fitness Professional covers the practical aspects of running a successful fitness business and having a successful fitness career. Fitness professionals will have the information they need to start planning their own business and make wise career choices. The book is designed to be very practical and provides forms and succinct how-to instructions for successful business planning.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions

Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle,Nanette Mutrie,Trish Gorely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136339558

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from theories of motivation and adherence to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence-base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. With international cases, examples and data included throughout, the book also provides a thoroughly detailed examination of the relationship between physical activity and mental health. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date introduction to exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in exercise and health sciences.

Physical Activity and Health

A Report of the Surgeon General

Author: Audrey F. Manley

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788134965

Category:

Page: 278

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A landmark review of the research on physical activity & health -- the most comprehensive ever. Covers: historical background, terminology, evolution of recommendations & measurement; physiologic responses & long-term adaptations to exercise; the effects of physical activity on health & disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, mental health, quality of life, adverse effects of physical activity, occurrence of adverse effects); patterns & trends in physical activity; & understanding & promoting physical activity. Charts & tables.

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain

Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function

Author: Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128052627

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can all impact activity levels, yet continued physical activity is crucial for successful neurological functioning. This book examines the role that exercise and physical activity play in halting or modulating the deleterious effects of these numerous aging concerns by first examining the current state of research into how exercise manifests physical changes in the brain. It then discuss how physical activity combines with other lifestyle factors to benefit the aging brain, including nutrition, computerized brain training, and social engagement. Most significantly, it also covers how physical activity can serve as therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of various neurological diseases impacting aging populations, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. The book provides broad coverage of the effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain, its therapeutic effects, and the many factors that influence the aging process. Presents research scientists with a complete understanding of the role of exercise in healthy brain aging Considers the roles of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and other lifestyle factors Presents a major resource for exercise and physical activity in the neurological health of older adults Provides a synopsis of key ideas associated with the many aspects of physical activity, along with lifestyle factors that can modify neurological diseases and age-related neurological decline

Low Back Disorders 3rd Edition

Author: McGill, Stuart M.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492520969

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Low Back Disorders, Third Edition (Enhanced Version), guides professionals and students through the assessment and treatment of low back pain, providing evidence-based research on the best methods of rehabilitation and prevention of future injury. In this enhanced e-book with integrated video, internationally recognized low back specialist Stuart McGill presents the research and applications of back anatomy and biomechanics to build effective prevention and rehabilitation programs for patients or clients. This third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for those with low back maladies. Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guide users through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues, and common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are addressed and corrected. The enhanced version provides 17 fully integrated video to showcase various exercises for rehabilitation and strength, providing guidance and recommendations for individualized strategies. The text also contains detailed insights into injury assessment by an extensively expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free. Alongside the instructive videos integrated directly into the content, this enhanced e-book contains more than 500 photos, graphs, and charts on anatomy, biomechanics, and assessments; 50 tests and exercises with step-by-step instructions are available to aid users in developing successful programs for patients and clients. In addition to the evidence-based foundation of this edition, the following enhancements have been made: Completely updated information and streamlined chapter organization ensure that practitioners use best clinical practices.Practical checklists throughout the enhanced e-book provide easy access to testing and assessment clinical techniques and information. Practical Applications boxes provide clinical information to aid users in understanding concepts and theory. Low Back Disorders, Third Edition (Enhanced Version), contains essential research and corresponding clinical applications in a clear and organized format. Part I introduces the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the lumbar spine. It also presents epidemiological studies on low back disorders and dispels common myths of lumbar spine stability. Part II reviews risk factors for low back disorders and common prevention methods, with specific attention paid to reducing workplace risk factors. Part III explains evaluating and diagnosing clients and developing exercise and rehabilitation programs. Specific exercises that are proven to enhance performance and reduce pain are also explained. Evidence-based research and cutting-edge application strategies from a leading spine specialist in North America make Low Back Disorders, Third Edition (Enhanced Edition), the authoritative text for the examination and rehabilitation of the low back. Its approach to back care will lead professionals and students alike in developing intervention, rehabilitation, and prevention programs to understand how to address the unique needs of each patient or client.

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.

Physical Activity and Health in Europe

Evidence for Action

Author: Nick Cavill,Sonja Kahlmeier,Francesca Racioppi

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9289013877

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 34

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This booklet is written for European policy-makers and leaders from different sectors that can promote physical activity, including health, sports and recreation, transport, employment, urban planning, education and the mass media. It sets out the facts about health-enhancing physical activity, provides examples of action already being taken, highlights the contributions that can be made by health and other sectors and makes the case for concerted action across the WHO European Region.

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries

Author: Panel on Understanding Divergent Trends in Longevity in High-Income Countries,Committee on Population,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309186404

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation. Concerned about this divergence, the National Institute on Aging asked the National Research Council to examine evidence on its possible causes. According to Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, the nation's history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the United States fall short of those in many other high-income nations. Evidence suggests that current obesity levels play a substantial part as well. The book reports that lack of universal access to health care in the U.S. also has increased mortality and reduced life expectancy, though this is a less significant factor for those over age 65 because of Medicare access. For the main causes of death at older ages -- cancer and cardiovascular disease -- available indicators do not suggest that the U.S. health care system is failing to prevent deaths that would be averted elsewhere. In fact, cancer detection and survival appear to be better in the U.S. than in most other high-income nations, and survival rates following a heart attack also are favorable. Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries identifies many gaps in research. For instance, while lung cancer deaths are a reliable marker of the damage from smoking, no clear-cut marker exists for obesity, physical inactivity, social integration, or other risks considered in this book. Moreover, evaluation of these risk factors is based on observational studies, which -- unlike randomized controlled trials -- are subject to many biases.

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.

Evidence-based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor

Bridging Science and Clinical Practice

Author: Kari Bø,Kari Bo,Bary Berghmans

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101469

Category: Medical

Page: 435

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This unique book bridges the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice. Edited by Kari Bo who has done pioneering research in this area, each chapter focuses on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for the treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness), to the implications of these for clinical practice, and finally in recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment. Detailed treatment strategies - pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation. Information on pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups - men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnancy, neurological diseases. Detailed illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/neurophysiology. MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor. Clinical practice guidelines. Critical appraisal of RCTs. Strategies to reduce drop-out in conservative treatment.

Sport Policy and Development

An Introduction

Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134139128

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.