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Physiological Capacity Across the Life Span

Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vaughan Kippers

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Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus G. Pandy

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Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alison M. McManus

Alison M. McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurel T. Mackinnon

Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...‣ changes in exercise performance over the life span,‣ the fact that children are not miniature adults,‣ growth versus training in children,‣ exercise prescription for children,‣ exercise capacity during ageing,‣ exercise prescription...

Leisure Across the Later Life Span

Leisure and Aging : Theory and Practice

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...recognize how developmental and systems theories can be used to explain changes in leisure across the life course;understand how leisure behavior changes across the later life span and what sociodemographic factors influence older adults...

Assessment Issues Related to Physical Activity and Disability

Measurement Issues in Aging and Physical Activity : Proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...This work was supported, in part, by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, #H133E020715.Innovative strategies for improving health, preventing complications associated with a disability, and adequately preparing...

Human Gene Map, Physical Activity, and Aging

Measurement Issues in Aging and Physical Activity : Proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...The last decade has witnessed amazing advances in molecular genetics. The completion of the Human Genome Project has opened completely new possibilities for exploring the molecular and genetic basis of complex traits, and it holds great...

Sedentary Behavior of Older Adults

Jorge A. Banda

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Jorge A. Banda, MS, is a PhD candidate in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a research assistant at the university’s Prevention Research Center. Banda holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Houston. His research has focused primarily on underserved populations, including low-income-housing residents, African-American and Latina women, and low-income rural communities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sandra J. Winter

Sandra J. Winter

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Abby C. King

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...The reader will gain an overview of the complex relationship between sedentary behavior and older adult health and will encounter novel public health strategies aimed at reducing sedentary behavior in this unique population. By the end...

Studying Leisure in the Context of Aging

Leisure and Aging : Theory and Practice

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...appreciate the importance of research in understanding the links between leisure and aging,understand the importance of epistemological and theoretical considerations in selecting an approach to a research project,distinguish between...

Leisure in Long-Term Care Settings

Leisure and Aging : Theory and Practice

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...explain what long-term care is and factors that influence the move to a long-term care setting,understand the culture of long-term care settings and the impact of the culture on residents and the provision of recreation and leisure within...

Physical Activity and Psychological Factors Across the Life Span

Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vaughan Kippers

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Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus G. Pandy

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Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alison M. McManus

Alison M. McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurel T. Mackinnon

Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...‣ considering whether participating in sport affects personalities or whether people with certain types of personalities are more likely to participate in sport,‣ debating whether sport participation positively or negatively affects...