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Health Care Advice to Live Well

Bill Reger-Nash

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Bill Reger-Nash, EdD, is emeritus professor in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. He has been a wellness professional for more than 30 years and has served as research coordinator for the Cardiac and Wellness Center of Wheeling Hospital; director of the Bayer Wellness Program in Wellsburg, West Virginia; director of wellness for the Ohio Valley Medical Center; and founding director of wellness for West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith, MS, MA, has master’s degrees in sport and exercise psychology and community counseling from West Virginia University. She has worked as a family and marriage therapist as well as a drug and alcohol counselor. She works for the State of New Mexico as a health educator to decrease the burden of chronic disease in the state. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gregory Juckett

Gregory Juckett, MD, MPH, is a professor of family medicine at West Virginia University, Morgantown, where he provides clinical services for the WVU Health Service and also directs the University’s International Travel Clinic. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey and a master’s degree in public health from West Virginia University. He completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Foundations of Wellness

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...© Cat LondonAfter reading this chapter, you will be able todescribe how to relate to health professionals,describe a strategy for a visit with a general practitioner,describe the importance of a family history to a health professional,list...

Assessing Sedentary Behavior Using New Technology

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...The reader will learn about existing techniques for measuring sedentary behavior. By the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:Describe key measurement areas that provide an improved understanding of sedentary...

Active for Life

Istvan Balyi

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Advanced Training and Performance, Ltd Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard Way

Canadian Sport for Life and Citius Performance Corp. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colin Higgs

Professor Emeritus, Memorial University, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long-Term Athlete Development

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Dave watched Bernie effortlessly demonstrate the drill to the kids. Dave was head coach, but he had Bernie run through the drills because he was just so athletic. In all honesty, Dave envied Bernie. The kids looked up to Bernie because...

The Case For Worksite Health Promotion

David H. Chenoweth

David H. Chenoweth, PhD, has designed, implemented, and evaluated worksite health programs in the public and private sectors for more than 30 years as president of Chenoweth & Associates, Inc. He is a frequent speaker to various business and health care groups and has authored eight books, including Planning Health Promotion at the Worksite, Health CareCost Management, and Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion. Dr Chenoweth is a professor emeritus at East Carolina University, where he developed one of the first academic worksite health promotion programs in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Worksite Health Promotion

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook Chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will be able to do the following:✔ Describe the major factors responsible for the inflation of medical care and how rising health care costs directly affect employers and employees.✔ Describe how major...

Leisure and Quality of Life

Ariel Rodríguez

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

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Dovie Gamble

University of Florida 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

...After reading this chapter, you will be able to▶ understand how leisure affects your quality of life,▶ explain the relationship between leisure and other domains of life, and▶ locate leisure resources that may improve your quality...

Sedentary Behavior and Cancer

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...The reader will gain an overview of sedentary behavior research within a cancer control context. By the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:Identify cancer sites for which there is evidence of an association...

Proximity Is Everything . . . Well, Almost Everything

Robert B. Kauffman

Robert B. Kauffman, PhD, is a professor in the recreation and parks management department at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, where his work with students as internship supervisor led to the development of his theory of job search positioning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism : A Positioning Approach

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Where do I want to work? Would you rather hire someone you don’t know, or someone you know who is already doing the job? The answer is obvious: You would hire the person you know.Proximity is everything, or almost everything. Actors...

Emergence of the Obesogenic Environment

Rebecca E. Lee

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Rebecca E. Lee, PhD, is the founding director of the Texas Obesity Research Center at the University of Houston. Lee is also an associate professor in the department of health and human performance at the University of Houston and holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is a community health psychologist who has been principal investigator for numerous federally and privately funded research grants. Her studies have focused on interventions for populations of color, specifically interventions that incorporate social cohesion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kristen M. McAlexander

Kristen M. McAlexander, PhD, is a lecturer in the department of applied physiology and wellness at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. McAlexander’s research interests include environmental and sociocultural influences of wellness behaviors and obesity, particularly among vulnerable populations such as women and low socioeconomic populations. McAlexander is also president and founder of Reflections Wellness, a local nonprofit organization designed to promote wellness while fighting local poverty and eliminating health disparities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jorge A. Banda

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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Reversing the Obesogenic Environment : Physical Activity Intervention Series

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook Chapter

...Obesity has emerged as the number one public health problem facing the United States as well as many other countries in both the industrialized and developing worlds. Overweight and obesity have historically been a measure of wealth...

Importance of Leisure to Individuals and Society

Karla Henderson

North Carolina 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

...After reading this chapter, you will be able to▶ identify the definition of leisure that is most meaningful for you,▶ list at least five benefits of recreation and leisure,▶ explain the relationship between quality of life and leisure...

Acute Responses to Physical Activity and Exercise

Physical Activity and Health

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...©BananastockResearch has repeatedly shown that exposure to regular, frequent bouts of physical activity stimulates physiological and metabolic changes that benefit health. It is helpful to classify these as either (a) chronic effects...