Physical Activity and Mental Health By Angela Clow, Sarah Edmunds
English | 2014 | 312 Pages | ISBN: 1450434339 | PDF | 6 MB
With contributions from internationally renowned experts, Physical Activity and Mental Health presents research illustrating how the use of physical activity can enhance well being and reduce the impact of potentially debilitating mental health conditions Written for students, researchers, and professionals in exercise science fitness, and health care fields Physical Activity and Mental Health details the factors that influence the relationship between mental health and physical activity as well as the benefits of physical activity in dealing with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer s disease, depression schizophrenia, and addictive behaviors. Readers will learn how promotion of physical activity can lead to a greater sense of well being or act as a medical intervention. Exercise readiness checklists, mental health checklists and population specific sample activity plans assist in creating and implementing exercise programs to meet the needs of patients or clients.