The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity

October 29, 2020
The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity

Over the past three decades the study of pediatric physicalinactivity has become a public health concern. The decreases inphysical activity have been associated with obesity and numeroushypokinetic diseases. In accordance with this public healthconcern, the study of pediatric physical activity has become acentral part of research in the health and exercise sciencefields.The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity isthe first book to survey the full depth and breadth of the issuesfacing this field. Bringing together many of the world's expertsand practitioners, the book helps to develop an understanding ofthe underlying issues related to pediatric physical activity aswell as the role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor,and social aspects of childhood. The book addresses issues withphysical activity measurement and discuss wide-ranging aspects ofphysical activity interventions.With more emphasis than ever on physical activity, this bookmakes an important contribution to the scholars and practitionersworking in the field of youth physical activity.This is the first single text on the state of current knowledgerelated to pediatric physical activity which offers a comprehensiveguide to students and academics on these subjects The RoutledgeHandbook of Youth Physical Activity is key reading for alladvanced students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makerswith an interest in physical activity, youth sport, public healthmatters, sport studies, or physical education.