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Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health


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The Routledge Research in Physical Activity and Health series offers a multi-disciplinary forum for cutting-edge research in the broad area of physical activity, exercise and health. Showcasing the work of emerging and established scholars working in areas ranging from physiology and chronic disease, psychology and mental health to physical activity and health promotion and socio-economic and cultural aspects of physical activity participation, the series is an important channel for groundbreaking research in physical activity and health.

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Physical Activity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Physical Activity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Katja Siefken, Andrea Ramirez Varela, Temo Waqanivalu, Nico Schulenkorf
November 05, 2021

This book critically evaluates the relations between physical activity, health imperatives and cultural and social opportunities in low- and middle-income countries. The book explores the uncertainty of knowledge around physical activity behaviour and its distinctive meanings in low- and ...

Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Life-threatening Illness

Physical Activity and Rehabilitation in Life-threatening Illness

1st Edition

By Amy J. Litterini, Christopher M. Wilson
March 25, 2021

This book is a comprehensive summary of the recommendations for best practice, and current evidence, for physical activity and rehabilitation of functional deficits in individuals with end-stage diseases. While advances in technology have afforded us the opportunity to live longer lives, it has ...

The Politics of Physical Activity

The Politics of Physical Activity

1st Edition

By Joe Piggin
June 18, 2019

Defining ‘politics’ as contests over ideas, values and visions about what a physically active society could be, this book uses critical analysis to challenge accepted truths about physical activity and therefore opens up a pathway to more effective, and more socially just, physical activity policy....

Obesity: A Kinesiology Perspective

Obesity: A Kinesiology Perspective

1st Edition

By Roy J. Shephard
July 19, 2018

There have been many books written on the subject of obesity, but most have approached the topic from the standpoint of the nutritionist, concluding from the somewhat fallacious evidence of changes in body mass that exercise has little place in the prevention or the treatment of obesity. This new...

Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera Responses in Health and Disease

Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera: Responses in Health and Disease

1st Edition

By Roy J. Shephard
August 04, 2017

Physical Activity and the Abdominal Viscera is the first book to examine the response of the visceral organs to acute and chronic physical activity, in cases of both health and disease. Bringing together a previously disparate body of research, Professor Roy Shephard sets out the physiology, ...

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

1st Edition

Edited By Zan Gao
May 10, 2017

As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging ...

Physical Activity and the Gastro-Intestinal Tract Responses in health and disease

Physical Activity and the Gastro-Intestinal Tract: Responses in health and disease

1st Edition

By Roy J. Shephard
January 09, 2017

The organs of the gastro-intestinal tract play an essential role in sustained physical activity, but their consideration in exercise-related literature has, to this point, been limited. Physical Activity and the Gastro-Intestinal Tract is the first book to explain the function and response to ...

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