Physical Activity : A Multi-disciplinary Introduction, Hardback Book


Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age.

The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives.

This is the first textbook to provide a truly multi-disciplinary introduction to physical activity studies.

Offering a complete foundation to the subject, it covers the basics of every core discipline from biochemistry, public health and biomechanics to physiology, sport psychology and sociology.

It introduces a full range of topics across the physical activity curriculum, including behaviour change, motor skill development, nutrition, exercise prescription, public health policy, and physical education, providing a well-balanced and international perspective on each important issue.

There is also a strong emphasis throughout the book on the practical, applied dimensions of physical activity, including innovative approaches to promotion and intervention tailored to every age range and environment.

Physical Activity: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction is an indispensable companion to any course or degree programme with an emphasis on physical activity and health.

A variety of exclusive eResources to aid teaching and learning are also available via the Routledge website.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 478 pages, 33 Line drawings, color; 72 Halftones, black and white; 38 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Physiology
  • ISBN: 9781138696617



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