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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity

ISBN 9781138331549
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
816 Pages

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Book Description

Over the past three decades the study of pediatric physical inactivity has become a public health concern. The decreases in physical activity have been associated with obesity and numerous hypokinetic diseases. In accordance with this public health concern, the study of pediatric physical activity has become a central part of research in the health and exercise science fields.

The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of the issues facing this field. Bringing together many of the world’s experts and practitioners, the book helps to develop an understanding of the underlying issues related to pediatric physical activity as well as the role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor, and social aspects of childhood. The book addresses issues with physical activity measurement and discuss wide-ranging aspects of physical activity interventions.

With more emphasis than ever on physical activity, this book makes an important contribution to the scholars and practitioners working in the field of youth physical activity.

This is the first single text on the state of current knowledge related to pediatric physical activity which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on these subjects The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is key reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers with an interest in physical activity, youth sport, public health matters, sport studies, or physical education.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Physical Activity

1: Physical Activity Domains

Valerie Carson and Stephen Hunter

2: Global Surveillance of Physical Activity of Children and Youth

Salomé Aubert, Silvia A. González, Taru Manyanga, and Mark S. Tremblay

3: Global Surveillance of Cardiorespiratory and Musculoskeletal Fitness

Justin J. Lang, Jordan J. Smith, and Grant R. Tomkinson

4: Physical Activity Recommendations

Paul McCrorie, Anne Martin, and Xanne Jansen

Part 2: Benefits of Physical Activity

5: Physiological Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Young People

Narelle Eather, Kate Ridley, and Angus Leah

6: Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Young People

Stuart J. H. Biddle and Ineke Vergeer

7: Cognitive and Academic Benefits for School Age Children

Eric S. Drollette and Charles H. Hillman

Part 3: Factors Associated with Physical Activity

8: Psychological Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Youth

Katrina J Waldhauser, Geralyn R. Ruissen, and Mark R. Beauchamp

9: Children’s and Adolescents’ Interpersonal Level Correlates of Physical Activity Behavior

Toni A. Hilland and Sarah A. Costigan

10: Physical Environmental factors Associated with Physical Activity in Young People

Anna Timperio, Shannon Sahlqvist, Venurs Loh, Benedicte Deforche, and Jenny Veitch

11: School and Community Policies: Implications for Youth Physical Activity and Research

Monica A. F. Lounsbery, Thomas L. McKenzie, and Nicole J. Smith

Part 4: Physical Activity Assessment/Measurement

12: Introduction to Physical Activity Measurement

Stuart J. Fairclough and Robert J. Noonan

13: Report-based Measures of Physical Activity: Features, Challenges, Considerations, and Resources

Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Sonia Sousa, Gregory Welk, Charles E. Matthews, and David Berrigan

14: Direct Observation: Assessing Youth Physical Activity and Its Contexts

Hans van der Mars and Thomas L. McKenzie

15: Pedometers for Measuring Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents

Joseph J. Scott

16: Measuring Physical Activity with Body-Worn Accelerometers

Alex V. Rowlands

17: New Perspectives Through Emerging Technologies

Cain C. T. Clark, Maria Christina Bisi, and Rita Stagni

Part 5: Fitness and Motor Skill Assessment

18: Field-Based Fitness Assessment in Youth

Lynne M. Boddy and Gareth Stratton

19: Motor Competence Assessment

Lisa M. Barnett, David F. Stodden, Ryan M. Hulteen, and Ryan S. Sacko

Part 6: Introduction to Interventions

20: Youth Physical Activity Intervention Design

Kirsten Corder, Sonja Klingberg, and Esther van Sluijs

21: Implementation and Scale-Up of School-Based Interventions

Sarah G. Kennedy, Heather A. Mckay, Patti Jean Naylor, and David R. Lubans

22: Evaluation of Physical Activity Interventions

Tara N. McGoey

Part 7: School-Based Interventions

23: Physical Education-based Physical Activity Interventions

Dean Dudley, Aaron Beighle, Heather Erwin, John Cairney, Lee Schaefer, and Kenneth Murfay

24: School Recess Physical Activity Interventions

Nicola D. Ridgers, Anne-Maree Parrish, Jo Salmon, and Anna Timperio

25: Classroom-based Physical Activity Interventions

Jo Salmon, Emiliano Mazzoli, Natalie Lander, Ana María Contardo Ayala, Lauren Sherar, and Nicky Ridgers

26: School-based Running Programs

Lauren B. Sherar, Anna E. Chalkley, Trish Gorely, and Lorraine A. Cale

27: Introduction to Multi-component School-based Physical Activity Programs

Timothy A. Brusseau and Ryan D. Burns

28: Preschool and Childcare Center Physical Activity Interventions

Rachel A. Jones, Eduarda Sousa-Sá, Michele Peden, and Anthony D. Okely

29: School Physical Activity for Children with Disabilities

Cindy H. P. Sit and Thomas L. McKenzie

Part 8: Family and Community Interventions

30: Mother-Based Physical Activity Interventions for Young People

Amy S. Ha, Johan Y. Y. Ng, Joni H. Zhang, and Wai Chan

31: The Role of fathers in Optimizing Children’s Physical Activity

Philip J. Morgan, Myles D. Young, and Emma R. Pollock

32: Before and After–School interventions in Youth Physical Activity; Current situation and future directions

Sarahjane Belton and Wesley O’Brien

33: Keeping Kids Active: Summertime Interventions to Address Physical Activity

Elizabeth M. Rea, Amy M. Bohnert, Jennette P. Moreno, and Allie Hardin

34: Active Transport

Erika Ikeda, Sandra Mandic, Meody Smith, Tony Stewart, and Scott Duncan

35: The Role of Technology in Promoting Physical Activity in Youth

Kelly A. Mackintosh, Dale W. Esliger, Andrew P. Kingsnorth, Adam Loveday, Sam G. M. Crossley, Melitta A. McNarry

Part 9: Motor Skill Development, Exercise, and Sport

36: Fundamental Movement Skill Interventions

Lawrence Foweather and James R. Rudd

37: Exercise for Children and Adolescents

Jordan J. Smith, Nigel Harris, Narelle Eather, and David R. Lubans

38: Importance of Organized Sport Participation for Youth Physical Activity

Stewart A. Vella and Matthew J. Schweickle

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Timothy A. Brusseau, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. He is also the Director of the Physical Activity Research Laboratory.

Stuart J. Fairclough, Ph.D. is Professor of Physical Activity Education at Edge Hill University, UK. He is also a member of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People Expert Group.
David R. Lubans
is Professor and National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow in the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, Australia.