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The Importance of Programmed Leisure

Ruth V. Russell

Ruth V. Russell, ReD, is a full professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She is a former trustee of the National Recreation and Park Association and a former president of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. She has programming experience with San Diego Recreation and Parks Department, San Diego-Imperial County Girl Scout Council, a variety of Girl Scout camps, Allied Gardens, and Chateau La Jolla Retirement Complexes. Dr. Russell is the author of numerous textbooks, technical reports, book chapters, and journal articles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lynn M. Jamieson

Lynn M. Jamieson, ReD, is chair and full professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator of the recreation administration program at California Polytechnic State University and spent 12 yearsn in administrative positions as a recreation administrator, with special emphasis on recreational sport management. She has coauthored four texts and more than 50 articles about various aspects of management in leisure services. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Leisure Program Planning and Delivery

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Developing an appreciation of programmed leisure’s ability to make life worth livingMaking a commitment to the worth of directed and organized leisureBeginning to develop a personal and professional philosophy about programmed...

Adipose Tissue

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook Chapter

...Changes in body composition during growth were described in chapter 5, where the focus primarily was on the two-component model that partitions body mass into fat-free mass and fat mass. In brief, absolute fat mass (in kg) increases...

Applications to Health in Chronic-Disease Prevention and Management

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 Chapter

...‣ the use of multi- and cross-disciplinary research in helping improve the prevention and management of chronic disease;‣ the major causes of disease, death, and disability worldwide;‣ the connection between disease and physical activity...

Contemporary Leisure

Virginia Dilworth

Utah State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dimensions of Leisure for Life : Individuals and Society

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...At the end of this chapter, you will▶ understand the impact of constraints on your leisure,▶ realize the impact of technology on your life,▶ understand the importance of active leisure,▶ know the benefits of volunteering, and▶ understand...

Using the Stages Model in Individual Counseling

Bess H. Marcus

Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor in the departments of community health and psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. Dr. Marcus is a clinical health psychologist who has spent the past 20 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published more than 150 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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LeighAnn H. Forsyth

LeighAnn Forsyth, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist. She has a private practice specializing in weight management, body image, and women’s health. She also is an adjunct professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, where she conducts research on physical activity adoption and lectures on behavior modification. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Motivating People to Be Physically Active : Physical Activity Intervention Series

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...The transtheoretical model was originally developed to better understand how people change behavior on their own. The goal was to discover the key ingredients in behavior change so that counselors and therapists could use these ingredients...

Describing Physical Activity Interventions

Bess H. Marcus

Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor in the departments of community health and psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. Dr. Marcus is a clinical health psychologist who has spent the past 20 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published more than 150 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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LeighAnn H. Forsyth

LeighAnn Forsyth, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist. She has a private practice specializing in weight management, body image, and women’s health. She also is an adjunct professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, where she conducts research on physical activity adoption and lectures on behavior modification. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Motivating People to Be Physically Active : Physical Activity Intervention Series

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...Sedentary living is a leading cause of poor quality of life, disability, and death in the United States and many other countries. Numerous well-conducted research studies on this topic have been completed over the past 50 years, providing...