Physical Activity and Public Health Practice

ISBN-10: 143984951X
ISBN-13: 9781439849514
Edition: 2012
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Description: Written for professionals and students in the fields of public health and nutrition, this reference addresses descriptive epidemiology of physical activity (PA) and presents an overview of PA in primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases.  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 371
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Written for professionals and students in the fields of public health and nutrition, this reference addresses descriptive epidemiology of physical activity (PA) and presents an overview of PA in primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases. It describes public health approaches to increase PA in communities, work sites, and schools, with a focus on environmental supports and policy initiatives. Chapters cover historical contributions to PA and public health; physiological adaptations to regular PA; PA in chronic disease conditions and prevention; PA and injury prevention; PA over the life span; and PA promotion in work sites and schools, among other topics.

Barbara Ellen Ainsworth , Ph.D., MPH, is a Professor within the Department of Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University in Tempe.Carolina A. Macera , Ph.D., is Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Director for the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University in California.

Preface
Editors
Contributors
History of Physical Activity Contributions to Public Health
Physiological Adaptations to Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Exercise
The Unique Influence of Sedentary Behavior on Health
Physical Activity in Chronic Disease Prevention
Physical Activity and Injury Prevention
Physical Activity in Treatment of Chronic Conditions
Physical Activity in Growth and Development
Physical Activity and Healthy Adulthood
Physical Activity and Healthy Aging
Physical Activity and Obesity
Physical Activity Measurement
National Guidelines for Physical Activity
Surveillance of Physical Activity
Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities
Built Environmental Supports for Walking
Physical Activity Promotion in Worksites
Promotion of Physical Activity in Schools
Policy for Physical Activity Promotion
Index

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