1st Edition

Fostering Recovery and Well-being in a Healthy Lifestyle Psychological, Somatic, and Organizational Prevention Approaches

Edited By Michael Kellmann, Jürgen Beckmann Copyright 2024
    238 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    238 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This insightful book addresses recovery as a comprehensive concept for prevention of health-threats in modern societies through active lifestyles. Several areas of society are addressed, such as sports, work environments, and the military. Internationally renowned experts from different scientific disciplines present results of empirical research as well as applied intervention techniques to effectively manage stress and promote recovery in healthy lifestyles.

    Recognizing the systemic nature of stress and recovery is critical to designing effective interventions and policies. By promoting a balance between stress and recovery in physiological, psychological, and social terms, individuals and societies can build resilience, promote optimal well-being, and mitigate the negative effects of chronic stress. This book focuses on key research in the area of recovery and healthy living and addresses psychological, somatic and organizational prevention strategies that foster recovery and healthy lifestyles in society. It offers an expanded understanding of recovery in the health field and applies this to different areas, such as the workplace.

    Though written for the scientific community, the book will also benefit applied health scientists, instructors, and students, as well as readers interested in applying effective well-being and recovery techniques in their own lives.


    Part I: Conceptualizing the problem

    1. Chronic illness and well-being: Promoting quality of life with a broadened concept of recovery

    Jürgen Beckmann, Maximilian Huber, and Caroline S. Andonian-Dierks

    2. Off-job and on-job recovery as predictors of employee health

    Jan de Jonge and Toon W. Taris

    3. Ambulatory Assessment for recovery and stress monitoring in the general population

    Sarah Brüßler, Birte von Haaren-Mack, Anna Vogelsang, and Markus Reichert

    Part II: Psychological prevention approaches

    4. ‘Switch off when not in use’: The benefits of detachment from work and sport for recovery

    Yannick A. Balk

    5. Debriefing sport performance: A strategy to enhance mental and emotional recovery and plan for future competition

    John M. Hogg

    6. Engaging in creative behaviours and activities as a well-being and recovery approach

    Veronique Richard, V. Vanessa Wergin, and John Cairney

    7. "Use it right": The relationship between digital media and recovery

    Jahan Heidari and Michael Kellmann

    Part III: Somatic prevention approaches

    8. Psychological relaxation techniques to enhance recovery in sports

    Michael Kellmann, Maximilian Pelka, and Jürgen Beckmann

    9. Yoga for recovery and well-being in athletes

    Selenia di Fronso, Maurizio Bertollo, and Claudio Robazza

    10. Sleep well! A key strategy beyond sports

    Lisa Kullik and Asja Kiel

    Part IV: Organizational prevention approaches

    11. Optimising fatigue agility and recovery within military settings: Enhancing capability, well-being, and performance

    Raymond W. Matthews, Gerard J. Fogarty, Eugene Aidman, and Tom Patrick

    12. Building recovery into organizations to foster resilience

    Joana Coelho Kuntz

    13. Death due to overwork: Problems and solutions

    Tomohide Kubo, Xinxin Liu, and Tomoaki Matsuo

    14. Fostering recovery and well-being in a healthy lifestyle: A concluding summary

    Jürgen Beckmann and Michael Kellmann


    Michael Kellmann is Professor of Sport Psychology at the Faculty of Sport Science at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Jürgen Beckmann is Professor of Sport Psychology, Emeritus of Excellence at the School of Medicine and Health of Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is currently member of the Psycho-Cardiological Consultation Group at the German Heart Centre Munich. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    "Scholars from across the globe have been brought together in this thoughtfully prepared anthology to offer us the latest advances in the science and practice of coping, recovery, and healthy lifestyles. The guidance these experts impart is of immense benefit to individuals, instructors, and organizations focused on understanding and enhancing human performance".

    David W. Eccles, PhD, Program Director, Graduate Programs in Sport Psychology, Florida State University, USA.