Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice evaluates the realities and complexities of working to reverse the adverse trend toward physical inactivity. It is a well-rounded, evidence-based study of interventions for physical activity practice, covering a range of settings and target groups. Expert contributors present case studies which help to translate the theory into practice, from individual to societal levels, enriched by explanations of the socio-political context.
Lindsey Dugdill , Reader in Exercise and Health in the School of Health Care Professions, University of Salford, UK Diane Crone , Reader in Exercise Science at the University of Gloucestershire, UK and BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Support and Research). Rebecca Murphy , Lecturer in Exercise and Health at Liverpool John Moores University.
Section 1: Concepts for the development of physical activity practice. Chapter 1: Physical Activity, Health and Health Promotion. Rebecca Murphy, Lindsey Dugdill and Diane Crone. Chapter 2: Influencing Health Behaviour: Applying Theory to Practice. Lynne Halley Johnston, Jeff Breckon and Andrew Hutchison. Chapter 3: Promoting Physical Activity through Policy Change: Art, Science or Politics?. Nick Cavill. Chapter 4: Developing the Evidence-base for Physical Activity Interventions. Lindsey Dugdill, Gareth Stratton and Paula Watson. Section 2: Interventions in physical activity practice . Chapter 5: Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Health Care. Chris Gidlow and Rebecca Murphy. Chapter 6 Physical Activity Interventions in the Community. Diane Crone and Colin Baker. Chapter 7: Developing Physically Active Workplaces. Lindsey Dugdill and Margaret Coffey. Chapter 8: Young People and Physical Activity. Gareth Stratton and Paula Watson. Chapter 9. Populations: Older People and Physical Activity. Afroditi Stathi. Chapter 10 Physical Activity and Mental Health. Diane Crone, Linda Heaney and Christopher S. Owens. Chapter 11: International Developments in Physical Activity Promotion. Jim McKenna. Chapter 12: The Way Forward for Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Designing Interventions for the Future. Andy Smith, case study by Sara Moore