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作者 Ainsworth, Barbara E
書名 Physical Activity and Public Health Practice
出版項 Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781439849521 (electronic bk.)
9781439849514
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (363 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 Front Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Editors -- Contributor List -- Chapter 1: History of Physical Activity Contributions to Public Health -- Chapter 2: Physiological Adaptations to Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Exercise -- Chapter 3: The Unique Influence of Sedentary Behavior on Health -- Chapter 4: Physical Activity in Chronic Disease Prevention -- Chapter 5: Physical Activity and Injury Prevention -- Chapter 6: Physical Activity in Treatment of Chronic Conditions -- Chapter 7: Physical Activity in Growth and Development -- Chapter 8: Physical Activity and Healthy Adulthood -- Chapter 9: Physical Activity and Healthy Aging -- Chapter 10: Physical Activity and Obesity -- Chapter 11: Physical Activity Measurement -- Chapter 12: National Guidelines for Physical Activity -- Chapter 13: Surveillance of Physical Activity -- Chapter 14: Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities -- Chapter 15: Built Environmental Supports for Walking -- Chapter 16: Physical Activity Promotion in Worksites -- Chapter 17: Promotion of Physical Activity in Schools -- Chapter 18: Policy for Physical Activity Promotion -- Back Cover
Physical activity remains a critical area of research as we consider cost-effective measures for lowering the chronic disease epidemic worldwide. In our increasingly automated society, many adults and children are not active at health-enhancing levels. In Physical Activity and Public Health Practice, a panel of respected researchers summarizes essential topics in physical activity and community health and guides public health practitioners and researchers in understanding the positive impact that physical activity has on a host of disease states. Focusing on the benefits of physical activity across the human lifespan with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases and conditions, the book examines: Historical insights into physical activity and health Public health philosophy and approaches to understanding health concerns Application of public health strategies to increase physical activity in youth, adults, and older adults Known and effective policy and environmental approaches applied to various settings, including schools, worksites, and the community The role of physical activity on growth and development and in relation to obesity Methods for measuring physical fitness and applying U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for exercise prescriptions How to promote physical activity among hard-to-reach populations A goal of all physical activity health promotion advocates is to increase the opportunity for citizens to live active, healthy lives. Understanding the immense role physical activity plays in human health is critical to shaping programs and policies that will benefit the population. This volume catalogs the latest research and provides a window into future possibilities for creating healthier communities
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Ainsworth, Barbara E. Physical Activity and Public Health Practice Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9781439849514
主題 Exercise -- Physiological aspects.;Sedentary behavior -- Health aspects.;Sedentary behavior -- Complications
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Alt Author Macera, Caroline A
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