The importance of physical activity in the growth and development of children
Byrne, Nuala M. & Hills, Andrew P. (2007) The importance of physical activity in the growth and development of children. In Hills, Andrew P., King, Neil A., & Byrne, Nuala M. (Eds.) Children, obesity and exercise : prevention, treatment and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. Routledge, London, pp. 50-60.
Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic.
Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers:
overweight, obesity and body composition;
physical activity, growth and development;
psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity;
physical activity behaviours;
measuring children's behaviour;
interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity.
Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Routledge|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:37|
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