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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 65 new and published books in the subject of Physical Activity and Health — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Psychology of Physical Activity

    Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions, 3rd Edition

    By Stuart J. H. Biddle, Nanette Mutrie, Trish Gorely

    The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Learning Technologies and the Body

    Integration and Implementation In Formal and Informal Learning Environments

    Edited by Victor Lee

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Eccentric Exercise

    Physiology and application in sport and rehabilitation

    By Hans Hoppeler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Eccentric muscle contraction, during which a muscle lengthens while under tension, is a fundamental process of human movement but a surprisingly under-researched area of exercise science. Evidence suggests that training programmes which incorporate both eccentric and concentric contractions can...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Psychoneuroendocrinology of Sport and Exercise

    Foundations, Markers, Trends

    Edited by Felix Ehrlenspiel, Katharina Strahler

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

    Psychoneuroendocrinology is the study of the interaction between hormones, the brain and human behaviour. This is the first book to examine psychoneuroendocrinology in the context of sport and exercise, offering a comprehensive review of current research and assessment techniques and highlighting...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Molecular Exercise Physiology

    An Introduction

    Edited by Henning Wackerhage

    Molecular Exercise Physiology: An Introduction is the first student-friendly textbook to be published on this key topic in contemporary sport and exercise science. It introduces sport and exercise genetics and the molecular mechanisms by which exercise causes adaptation. The text is linked to real...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

    Contemporary issues

    Edited by Zoe Knowles, David Gilbourne, Brendan Cropley, Lindsey Dugdill

    Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Childhood Obesity

    Prevalence, Pathophysiology, and Management

    Edited by Rexford S. Ahima

    The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased worldwide in recent decades. Obesity in childhood is associated with a wide range of serious health complications and an increased risk of premature illness and death later in life. This book presents childhood obesity trends across...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Apple Academic Press

  10. Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise

    Edited by Youlian Hong

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Ergonomics is concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. With an increasing number of people becoming conscious about their health and participating in sport or physical activity, ergonomics has become an increasingly prominent concern within the sport and exercise sciences. From the...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sports Technology and Engineering
    Edited by Qi Luo
    To Be Published April 26th 2015
  2. Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health
    Edited by Panteleimon Ekkekakis
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  3. SSCS 2015
    Edited by Yuanzhi Wang
    To Be Published May 23rd 2015
  4. Children and Exercise XIX: Promoting health and well-being
    Edited by N. Armstrong
    To Be Published May 28th 2015
  5. Clinical Exercise Science
    Edited by Andrew Scott, Christopher Gidlow
    To Be Published October 14th 2015

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