Physical Activity for Health

 
Physical Activity Guidelines 
 
UK Health and Physical Activity Statistics



Useful Links


Textbooks

Ainsworth, B. E., & Macera, C. A. (2012). Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. CRC Press.[google books]

Bouchard, C., Blair, S. N., & Haskell, W. (2012). Physical Activity and Health (2nd Ed). Human Kinetics.

Dishman, R., Heath, G., & Lee, I. M. (2013). Physical Activity Epidemiology (2nd Ed). Human Kinetics.

Dugdill, L., Crone, D. and Murphy, R. (Ed.) (2009) Physical activity & health promotion: evidence-based approaches to practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell [google books][chapter 1]

Eyler, A.A., Chriqui, J.F., Moreland-Russell, S., & Brownson, R. C. (2016). Prevention, policy, and public health. Oxford University Press. Chapter 8 Public Policy and Physical Activity

Hardman, A.E. and Stensel, D.J.(2009) Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained. (2nd Ed) Oxon, Routledge [companion website][ch 1: Assessing the evidence]

Kohl, H.W., & Murray, T. (2012). Foundations of physical activity and public health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Rahl, R. (2010). Physical activity and health guidelines: recommendations for various ages, fitness levels, and conditions from 57 authoritative sources. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.[google books]

Zhu, W., & Owen, N. (Eds.). (2017). Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions. Human Kinetics. [google books]


Key Reading

Bauman, A. E., Reis, R. S., Sallis, J. F., Wells, J. C., Loos, R. J., & Martin, B. W. (2012). Correlates of physical activity: why are some people physically active and others not?. The Lancet, 380(9838), 258-271.[abstract]

For the full Lancet Physical Activity Series, 2012 & 2016 (click image below)


              


de Souto Barreto, P. (2015). Global health agenda on non-communicable diseases: has WHO set a smart goal for physical activity?. BMJ, 15. http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h23?sso=


Garber, C. E., Blissmer, B., Deschenes, M. R., Franklin, B. A., Lamonte, M. J., Lee, I. M., ... & Swain, D. P. (2011). American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: guidance for prescribing exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(7), 1334-1359. [full text]


Giles, E. et al (2014) The Effectiveness of Financial Incentives for Health Behaviour Change: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PloSOne  [full text]


O'Donovan, G. Blazevich, A.J., Boreham, C., Cooper, A.R., Crank, H.,Ekelund, U., Fox, K.R., Gately, P., Giles-Corti, B., Gill, J.M.R., Hamer, M., McDermott, I., Murphy, M., Mutrie, N., Reilly, J.J., Saxton, J.M. and Stamatakis, E. (2010) 'The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: A consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences', Journal of Sports Sciences, 28: 6, 573-591, [full text]



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Health Behaviour Change

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Key Papers on Physical Activity Interventions
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Physical Activity and Government Policy
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Fitness, Fatness and Sedentary Behaviour
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Physical Activity, Health and Children
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Exercise Referral Schemes & Chronic Conditions
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Fitness Instruction
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Work-based Activity Promotion
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Inclusive Fitness Initiative
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