Psychology of Physical Activity Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions

ISBN-10: 0415366658

ISBN-13: 9780415366656

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Stuart J. H. Biddle, Nanette Mutrie

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As modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition, addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of up to date information about exercise behaviour including: motivation and psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity the psychological outcomes of exercising including the 'feel-good' factor understanding specific clinical populations interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity current trends and future directions in research and practice. Updated to reflect new findings and research directions, this new edition includes full textbook features, and is accompanied by a dedicated website providing lecturers and students with extensive support materials, including powerpoint lecture presentations and student MCQ's.
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List price: $75.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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Introduction and rationale
Introduction and rationale: why you should take your dog for a walk even if you don't have one!
Physical activity: why we do, why we don't
Introduction to correlates of physical activity: things that might be related to being active
Theories based on attitudes and beliefs: active people have attitude!
Motivation through feelings of control: everything's under control!
Motivation through feelings of competence and confidence: I think I can, I think I can, I know I can...
Stage-based and other models of physical activity: moving from thinking to doing
Social and environmental correlates of physical activity: people to see and places to go
Physical activity: a feel-good effect?
Psychological well-being: does physical activity make us feel good?
The relationship between physical activity and anxiety and depression: can physical activity beat the blues and help with your nerves?
The psychology of exercise for clinical populations: exercise can be good for you even when you are ill
Physical activity: what works in helping people be more active
Intervention strategies aimed at groups and individuals: 'talking the talk and walking the walk'
Interventions in organisations and communities: helping people become more active where they work and live
Summary and future directions
Conclusions and future developments: bringing it all together
Subject index
Author index
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