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Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health

"Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, 2nd Edition has been newly updated to reflect the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It includes a solid introduction to concepts of public health, techniques for measuring physical activity and the health effects of exercise. Les mer

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"Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, 2nd Edition has been newly updated to reflect the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It includes a solid introduction to concepts of public health, techniques for measuring physical activity and the health effects of exercise. These allow you to advance the use of physical activity as a significant component in public health initiatives. ;;Joining experts in the field, Harold Kohl and Tinker Murray, on this new edition is Deborah Salvo. Deborah is an international expert with a special interest in the relationship between the built environment and health. Updates to the new edition include new content on the use of electronic devices, urban design strategies and a new web resource.
Joining experts in the field, Harold Kohl and Tinker Murray, on this new edition is Deborah Salvo. Deborah is an international expert with a special interest in the relationship between the built environment and health. Updates to the new edition include new content on the use of electronic devices, urban design strategies and a new web resource. ;;This new second edition describes the impact of sedentary behaviour and physical activity on health, including cardiorespiratory, weight status, cancers, brain health and more. Evidence-based strategies are examined using three general approaches – informational, behavioural and social and environmental and policy. Each includes examples of successful programmes to help you understand applications in public health. To further link theory and practice, case studies and callout boxes provide practical examples. Each chapter also ends with a review for students to develop understanding of the material. ;;Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, 2nd Edition, provides students with the tools needed to understand physical activity applications for public health and learn and select the best career to help them make a different in physical activity and public health. "

Detaljer

Forlag
Human Kinetics
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781492589976
Utgave
2. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2020

Om forfatteren

Harold (Bill) Kohl III is a professor of epidemiology and exercise science at the University of Texas. Before this, he worked as the lead epidemiologist at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Kohl has worked in the area of physical activity and health since 1984, this has including conducting research, developing intervention programmes and advising on policy issues. Kohl’s other areas of specialisation are biostatistics and health promotion. ;;Tinker Murray is a professor of health and human performance at Texas State University. His research interests include school-based and clinical-based youth physical activity interventions for the prevention of obesity and diabetes, coach education and personal fitness and training applications relating to exercise physiology. Since 1984, he has been at Southwest Texas and Texas State University, where he has served as both the director of employee wellness and the director of the exercise performance laboratory. ;;Deborah Salvo is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Texas.

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