Physical Activity in Diverse Populations

Physical Activity in Diverse Populations Evidence and Practice

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Publisher's Synopsis

The health benefits associated with regular physical activity are now widely recognized. This book examines how social determinants such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and disability can impact on physical activity and its associated health outcomes. It explores the social, cultural, political and environmental factors that influence engagement in physical activity in a range of diverse populations and presents evidence-based, culturally appropriate strategies for targeting and promoting physical activity participation.

Each chapter considers how the social determinants that impact on health are formed by the environments in which people live, work, learn and play. Incorporating a series of original case studies, this book analyzes physical activity behaviors in groups such as:

  • African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans
  • military veterans and physically disabled populations
  • low-income populations
  • rural populations
  • LGBT populations.

It also includes a variety of useful features such as key terms, summary points and critical thinking questions, as well as a chapter on international perspectives.

Physical Activity in Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice is vital reading for any course touching on social factors in physical activity behavior.

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Routledge

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Book information

ISBN: 9781138674578
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.483
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 510g
Height: 154mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 22mm