Psychology of Physical Activity
Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions 2nd Revised edition
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Psychology of Physical Activity by Stuart J. H. Biddle
Book DescriptionAs modern lifestyles offer ever more opportunities for a sedentary existence, physical activity has become, for many, a marginal aspect of life. Too little physical activity is linked to common, often serious, health problems, and although this link is now widely acknowledged, levels of sedentary behaviour continue to increase throughout western society. Psychology of Physical Activity, 2nd Edition addresses this concern, bringing together a wealth of up to date information about exercise behaviour including: * motivation and psychological factors associated with activity or inactivity * the psychological outcomes of exercising including the 'feel-good' factor * understanding specific clinical populations * interventions and applied practice in the psychology of physical activity * current trends and future directions in research and practice. Updated to reflect new findings and research directions, this new edition includes full textbook features, and is accompanied by a dedicated website providing lecturers and students with extensive support materials, including powerpoint slides and student MCQ's. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415366656.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415366656
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stuart J. H. Biddle
Exercise, Health and Mental Health, Paperback (September 2005)
Presents an introduction to the field of exercise as a strategy for mental health promotion, providing a platform for future research and practice. This is a review of the evidence for the psychological role of exercise in: treating and managing mental health problems including dementia, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol dependence; and more.
Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Stuart J. H. Biddle
This book was commissioned by Somerset Health Authority to provide an updated overview of the case for exercise and mental health promotion.
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Author Biography - Stuart J. H. Biddle
Stuart J. H. Biddle is Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, UK. Nanette Mutrie is Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology at Strathclyde University, UK.
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