Physical Activity and Psychological Well-being

Physical Activity and Psychological Well-being

eBook - 2003
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being. Topics covered include:

* anxiety and stress
* depression
* mood and emotion
* self-perceptions and self-esteem
* cognitive functioning and ageing
* psychological dysfunction

This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists. It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health.


The 'feel-good' effect of physical activity is widely reported among participants.  Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being represents a research consensus on the relationship between physical activity and aspects of mental health, providing an overview of the case for the role of exercise in the promotion of psychological well-being.  Topics covered include:

* anxiety and stress
* depression
* mood and emotion
* self-perceptions and self-esteem
* cognitive functioning and ageing
* psychological dysfunction

This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in the exercise, sport and health sciences, and for health and clinical psychologists.  It is also a foundation text for health promotion and health service professionals, particularly those working in the area of mental health.



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Biddle (exercise and sport psychology, Loughborough U.) leads UK peers in this eight essay review of research confirming the widely-reported "high" of exercise and its implications for health promotion. Includes a summary table of controlled trials on exercise's effects on self-esteem and physical self-perception, and extensive references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
ISBN: 9780203468326
0203468325
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 205 pages) : illustrations

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