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Physical Activity and Mental Health
 


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Available methods for measuring physical activity
A range of methods are used in the assessment of physical activity, including self-report, systematic observation, motion sensors, cardiorespiratory fitness and free-living indirect calorimetry.
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Coping with long-term physical health conditions
Approximately 30% of the European population has a long-term physical health condition. People with a long-term condition that is comorbid with a mental health problem have worse health outcomes than do people with either of these alone.
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Designing a physical activity program for individuals with addictions
The evidence points to the efficacy of physical activity interventions for use in treating addictive behaviours.
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Physical activity guidelines
PAGs are evidence-based summary statements on the health benefits of physical activity and represent a high level consensus on what the scientific evidence has demonstrated by describing, in a summary format, the "dose" of the behaviour required to gain the benefits.
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Treating depression and anxiety with exercise
It is important to understand the dose, type and context of exercise that are necessary or ideal for effectively treating depression and anxiety.
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Provides an evidence-based review of the connections between physical activity, mental health, and well-being, presenting research illustrating how the use of physical activity can reduce the impact of potentially debilitating mental health conditions.

© 2014
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Book   312 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450434331
 
 
 

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