Exercise, Health and Mental Health provides an introduction to this emerging field and a platform for future research and practice. Written by internationally acclaimed exercise, health and medical scientists, it is the first systematic review of the evidence for the potential role of exercise in:
Adopting a consistent and accessible format, the research findings for each topic are clearly summarized and critically examined for their implications.
'It's gratifying to see interest in these important areas mature, and it's about time that someone accumulated the evidence in a way that can help guide practitioners and researchers alike. Well done.' - Rod K. Dishman, University of Georgia, USA
'It is the emerging relationships which characterise this book. The editors' decision to break new ground is richly rewarded.' - The Sport and Exercise Scientist
'… moves our knowledge beyond just a broad and superficial understanding. The editors have clearly affirmed the role that physical activity … can play in enhancing individual and societal well being.' - Sport & Exercise Psychology Review
‘Students will find this book stimulating in terms of developing research ideas and as a model for presenting data.’ - Liz Cort, Nurse Researcher, Nursing Standard
1. Exercise and Mental Health Promotion 2. Physical Activity and Dementia 3. Exercise as an Adjunct Treatment for Schizophrenia 4. Exercise Interventions in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 5. The Role of Exercise in Recovery from Heart Failure 6. Exercise and Psychological Well-Being for Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 7. Exercise and Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors 8. Effects of Exercise on Smoking Cessation and Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms and Nicotine Cravings 9. Physical Activity and Sleep 10. Sport, Social Inclusion and Crime Reduction 11. From Emerging Relationships to the Future Role of Exercise in Mental Health Promotion