Physical Activity and Health by Nicholas G. NorganPhysical Activity and Health by Nicholas G. Norgan

Physical Activity and Health

EditorNicholas G. Norgan

Paperback | June 26, 2008

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Physical activity and exercise affect many dimensions of health. This book presents an up-to-date and wide ranging account of the key issues of the biology of physical activity and health. The context is set by considering the comparative and temporal aspects of activity in humans. There follows an examination of the concepts and methodological issues associated with activity, exercise, health, and fitness, as well as their interrelationships. Particular attention is given to activity in children, adolescents and the elderly, activity and weight maintenance, and the psychological effects of activity. The book ends with an overview of current and future leisure life styles.
Title:Physical Activity and HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 26, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521067464

ISBN - 13:9780521067461


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction N. G. Norgan; 2. Comparative aspects of human activity R. McNeil Alexander; 3. Physical activity levels - past and present J. V. G. A. Durnin; 4. The validity of health measurements J. R. Kemm; 5. Developments in the assessment of physical activity Peter S. W. Davies; 6. Two national surveys of activity, fitness and health: the Allied Dunbar Fitness Survey and the Welsh Heart Health Survey C. B. Cooke et al.; 7. Physical development and childhood activity Han G. C. Kemper; 8. Physical activity and behavioural development during childhood and youth Robert M. Malina; 9. Physiological aspects of activity and ageing E. J. Bassey; 10. Activity and morale in later life: preliminary analysis from the Nottingham Longitudinal Study of Activity and Ageing Kate Bennett and Kevin Morgan; 11. The benefits of low intensity exercise Adrianne Hardman; 12. Physical activity, obesity and weight maintenance Wim H. M. Saris; 13. Adherence to physical activity and exercise Stuart Biddle; 14. Women's working behaviour and maternal-child health in rural Nepal Catherine Panter-Brick; 15. Physical activity and psychological well-being Andrew Steptoe; 16. Leisure lifestyles: present and future Sue Glyptis; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...takes us into some interesting areas not covered in previous conferences, and it raises questions that merit more detailed consideration in the future." Roy J. Shephard, American Journal of Human Biology