Exercise, Health and Mental Health provides an introduction to this emerging field and a platform for future research and practice. Written by internationally acclaimed exercise, health and medical scientists, it is the first systematic review of the evidence for the potential role of exercise in:treating and managing mental health problems including dementia, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol dependencecoping with chronic clinical conditions including cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDSenhancing well-being in the general population - by improving sleep, assisting in smoking cessation, and as a way of addressing broader social issues such as anti-social behaviour.
Adopting a consistent and accessible format, the research findings for each topic are clearly summarized and critically examined for their implications.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 15 mm
'It's gratifying to see interest in these important areas mature, and it's about time that someone accumulated the evidence in a way that can help guide practitioners and researchers alike. Well done.' - Rod K. Dishman, University of Georgia, USA
'It is the emerging relationships which characterise this book. The editors' decision to break new ground is richly rewarded.' - The Sport and Exercise Scientist
'... moves our knowledge beyond just a broad and superficial understanding. The editors have clearly affirmed the role that physical activity ... can play in enhancing individual and societal well being.' - Sport & Exercise Psychology Review
`Students will find this book stimulating in terms of developing research ideas and as a model for presenting data.' - Liz Cort, Nurse Researcher, Nursing Standard
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