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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

...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

...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...

Older Adults

Riva L. Rahl

Riva L. Rahl, MD, is medical director of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, where she counsels patients and clients regarding appropriate physical activity programs. Board certified in both internal and emergency medicine, Rahl is a staff physician at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas and was previously chief resident in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Hospital. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and USA Track and Field. She received her doctorate from the University of California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Health Guidelines : Recommendations for Various Ages, Fitness Levels, and Conditions from 57 Authoritative Sources

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...The U.S. population continuesto grow, and the percentage of older Americans is increasing as well. Currently, approximately 12% of the American population is aged 65 y or older. By 2030 this age group is projected to increase to 20% due...

Sedentary Behavior and Incident Diabetes

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...The reader will gain an overview of epidemiological evidence from prospective observational cohort studies of sedentary behavior and incident diabetes and its potential relevance to public health. By the end of this chapter, the reader...

Cancer

Riva L. Rahl

Riva L. Rahl, MD, is medical director of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, where she counsels patients and clients regarding appropriate physical activity programs. Board certified in both internal and emergency medicine, Rahl is a staff physician at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas and was previously chief resident in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Hospital. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and USA Track and Field. She received her doctorate from the University of California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Health Guidelines : Recommendations for Various Ages, Fitness Levels, and Conditions from 57 Authoritative Sources

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Cancer is the second leading cause of death (behind CVD) in the United States and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Additionally, the rate of death due to CVD has been declining over the past few decades, while...

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

Riva L. Rahl

Riva L. Rahl, MD, is medical director of the Cooper Wellness Program at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, where she counsels patients and clients regarding appropriate physical activity programs. Board certified in both internal and emergency medicine, Rahl is a staff physician at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas and was previously chief resident in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Hospital. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and USA Track and Field. She received her doctorate from the University of California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Health Guidelines : Recommendations for Various Ages, Fitness Levels, and Conditions from 57 Authoritative Sources

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Currently more than 50 million Americans—and more than 50% of the American population over the age of 60—have hypertension, or high blood pressure (Hagberg 2005). Worldwide, the number of people with hypertension is estimated to be 1...

Energy and Fatigue

Janet Buckworth

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Janet Buckworth, PhD, is an associate professor of exercise science at Ohio State University in Columbus, where she teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on behavior change in exercise. She has written and presented extensively on exercise psychology and behavior change. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rod K. Dishman

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Rod K. Dishman, PhD, is a professor of exercise science, adjunct professor of psychology, and codirector of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has served as a consultant on exercise to government agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His research has been funded by the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association, and the United State Olympic Committee (USUC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick J. O’Connor

Patrick J. O’Connor, PhD, is a professor of exercise science and the codirector of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on their 2007-2008 Physical Activity Guidelines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phillip D. Tomporowski

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

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Exercise Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...A working mother of two young children often feels too tired to exercise, but when she does, even if it is a low-intensity walk around the neighborhood or some digging in the garden, afterward she feels a short-term energy boost. Medical...

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

...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...