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Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being

Edited by Stuart J.H. Biddle, Ken Fox, Steve Boutcher

© 2001 – Routledge

220 pages

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About the Book

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered include:

* anxiety and stress

* depression

* mood and emotion

* self-perceptions and self-esteem

* cognitive functioning and ageing

* psychological dysfunction

This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists. It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health.

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