Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Children, Obesity and Exercise

Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew P. Hills, Neil A. King, Nuala M. Byrne


184 pages

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Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.

Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers:

  • overweight, obesity and body composition;
  • physical activity, growth and development;
  • psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity;
  • physical activity behaviours;
  • eating behaviours;
  • measuring children’s behaviour;
  • interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity.

Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Nature of the Problem 2. Tracking of Obesity from Childhood to Adulthood: Implications for Health 3. Clinical Correlates of Overweight and Obesity 4. Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Obesity 5. The Importance of Physical Activity in the Growth and Development of Children 6. The Role of Perceived Competence in the Motivation of Obese Children to be Physically Active 7. Psycho-Social Factors and Childhood Obesity 8. Physical Activity, Appetite Control and Energy Balance: Implications for Obesity 9. Eating Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Food Intake 10. Physical Activity Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Physical Activity 11. Environmental Factors and Physical Activity in Children: Implications for Active Transport Programs 12. Interventions for the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood Obesity (including Family, School and Community)

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Physical Education
HEALTH & FITNESS / Weight Loss