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Acute Responses to Physical Activity and Exercise

Physical Activity and Health

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...©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...

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

...© 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...

Critical Measurement and Research Issues in Analyzing Sedentary Behavior

Weimo Zhu

Weimo Zhu, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a visiting professor at Guangzhou Institute of Physical Education and Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, both in China. His major area of research is measurement and evaluation in kinesiology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...The reader will gain an overview of the critical measurement and research issues in analyzing sedentary behavior data. By the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to do the following:Understand key characteristics of sedentary...

Assessing Sedentary Behavior Using New Technology

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...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...

Sedentary Behavior in Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...The reader will gain an overview of definitions of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity and the factors associated with and consequences of these behaviors. By the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to do...

Building on the Past and Moving Into the Future

Promoting Health and Academic Success : The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Coordinated School Health (CSH) was introduced in 1987 as a model for health promotion in the schools. In the years since its introduction, the quality and sustainability of implementation has been sporadic at best. Many CSH authorities...

Rethinking the Chair and Sitting

Sedentary Behavior and Health : Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook

...The reader will gain an overview of why right-angle chair sitting is intrinsically problematic and why designing for movement and diverse postures is preferable. By the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to do...

Overcoming Challenges of Company Size

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

...After reading this chapter, you will be able to do the following:✔ Identify several barriers that small businesses must overcome to establish successful WHP programs.✔ Describe how some small businesses pool their resources to provide...

The Whole Child Initiative

Promoting Health and Academic Success : The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Schools that focus on establishing safe and secure environments, building connections, and developing relationships between students, staff, families, and community find reduced levels of substance abuse, reduced levels of anxiety...

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...