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Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

Edited by: Joe Piggin , Louise Mansfield , Mike Weed

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138943087
eBook ISBN: 9781315672779
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Physical activity, inactivity and their relationship to health are serious concerns for governments around the world. This is the first book to critically examine the policy and practice of physical activity from a multi-disciplinary, social-scientific perspective. Moving beyond the usual biophysical and epidemiological approaches, it defines and explores the key themes that are shaping the global physical activity debate.

Unrivalled in its scale and scope, it presents the latest data on physical activity from around the world, including case studies from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. Drawing on social, economic and behavioural sciences, it covers contexts from the global to the local and introduces the dominant ideas which inform the study of physical activity. Its 41 chapters examine the use of different forms of evidence in policymaking, the role of organisations in advocating physical activity, and the practical realities of public health interventions.

The Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice is a landmark publication for all students, academics, policymakers and practitioners interested in the social-scientific study of sport, exercise, physical activity and public health.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Concepts and theories in physical activity policy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Putting physical activity on the policy agenda Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The global physical inactivity pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Is exercise medicine? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sport and physical activity for health and wellbeing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The imperative of physical activity in public health policy and practice Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The interpretation and misinterpretation of biomedical evidence to inform physical activity guidelines Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Only connect Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The use of behavioural evidence in physical activity policy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Tracing translations Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Measuring physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Physical activity and mental health Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Neighbourhood accessibility and active travel Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The environment, physical activity, recreation and the outdoors Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sport policy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Young people, physical activity and ‘active play’ promotion in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Education, physical education and physical activity promotion Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Physical activity and ageing Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Girls, women and physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Disability and physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Physical activity, families and households Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Workplace physical activity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Physical activity in schools Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Physical activity in prisons Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Employing voluntary sports organisations in the implementation of physical activity policy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Physical activity opportunities for young people Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Schools, corporations and promotion of physical activity to fight obesity Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The olympic games and physical activity promotion Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The role of evaluation in school sport policy, provision and participation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Linking physical activity and health evaluation to policy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Modelling the cost effectiveness of physical activity interventions Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Will to win Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Arab region Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Australia Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The European Union Download PDF
Chapter  38:  India Download PDF
Chapter  39:  South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The United States of America Download PDF
Theme_E_Introduction Download PDF
Theme_F_Introduction Download PDF
Theme_A_Introduction Download PDF
Theme_D_Introduction Download PDF
Theme_B_Introduction Download PDF
Theme_C_Introduction Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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