The Resource A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)

A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)

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A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today
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A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today
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by Roy J. Shephard
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eng
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This book provides a unique and succinct account of the history of health and fitness, responding to the growing recognition of physicians, policy makers and the general public that exercise is the most potent form of medicine available to humankind. Individual chapters present information extending from the earliest reaches of human history to the present day, arranged in the form of 30 thematic essays covering topics from the supposed idyll of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle and its posited health benefits to the evolution of health professionals and the possible contribution of the Olympic movement to health and fitness in our current society. Learning objectives are set for each topic, and although technical language is avoided as far as possible, a thorough glossary explains any specialized terms that are introduced in each chapter. The critical thinking of the reader is stimulated by a range of questions arising from the text context, and each chapter concludes with a brief discussion of some of the more important implications for public policies on health and fitness today and into the future. The material will be of particular interest to graduate and undergraduate students in public health, health promotion, health policy, kinesiology, physical education, but will be of interest also to many studying medicine, history and sociology
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Shephard, Roy J
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RA427.8
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non fiction
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  • Medicine
  • Health promotion
  • Sports sciences
  • Biology
  • Education
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • History of Biology
  • Sport Science
  • History of Education
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A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)
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XVI, 516 p. 124 illus.
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9783319650975
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10.1007/978-3-319-65097-5
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Label
A History of Health & Fitness: Implications for Policy Today, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVI, 516 p. 124 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319650975
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-65097-5
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-65097-5

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