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Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play

Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play

1st Edition

Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup
June 10, 2019

It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool...

Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

1st Edition

Romain Meeusen, Sabine Schaefer, Phillip Tomporowski, Richard Bailey
January 31, 2019

A growing body of research evidence suggests that physical activity can have a positive effect on educational achievement. This book examines a range of processes associated with physical activity that are of relevance to those working in education – including cognition, learning, memory, attention...

Sport, Education and Social Policy: The state of the social sciences of sport

Sport, Education and Social Policy: The state of the social sciences of sport

1st Edition

Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Katrin Koenen, Richard Bailey
October 25, 2018

This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers...

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha
March 07, 2018

One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic...

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures?

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures?

1st Edition

Richard Bailey, Margaret Talbot
February 27, 2017

Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points...

Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity: Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity: Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

1st Edition

Nicholas L. Holt, Margaret Talbot
May 31, 2013

Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing...

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