Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

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Physical activity, inactivity and their relationship to health are a key concern for governments around the world. This book defines and explores the key policy and practice issues related to physical activity. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on social, economic, behavioural, communication and policy sciences, and covering contexts from the global to the local, it introduces the dominant ideas which inform thinking about physical activity and its study. It examines the use of different forms of evidence in physical activity policy; the role of organisations which advocate physical activity, and the practical realities of intervention and implications for future more

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  • Hardback | 606 pages
  • 171.45 x 247.65mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 58 b/w images, 19 tables, 3 halftones and 36 line drawings
  • 1138943088
  • 9781138943087

About Joe Piggin

Joe Piggin is a lecturer at Loughborough University s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Science, UK. His research intersects sport, physical activity, policy and marketing. In particular, In particular, Joe examines how ideas about physical activity are produced at a policy level, and then translated into programmes and practices at a local level. Recently, Joe s focus has been on the extension of physical activity promotion beyond the traditional confines of the state and into brands, workplaces and national governing bodies of sport. Joe has published research in "Journal of Physical Activity and Health, "the" International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Health Policy, Health Education Journal, Sociology of Sport Journal, " among others. Louise Mansfield is Deputy Director of the Brunel Centre for Sport, Health and Wellbeing at Brunel University, UK. Her research focuses on gendered inequalities in sport, physical activity and fitness across the lifespan. The health and well-being aspect of her research dovetails with national projects she has managed exploring the policy, promotion and practice elements of physical activity and health. Dr Mansfield is particularly interested in community aspects of involvement in physical activity and issues of health, and physical inactivity, inequality and diversity. She serves on the editorial board of the "International Review for the Sociology of Sport" and "Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health." Mike Weed is Professor of Applied Policy Sciences and Head of the School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Drawing on a wide range of social science disciplines, including social psychology, sociology, economics, geography and policy sciences, his work has focussed on informing, improving and interrogating policy in the applied domains of public health, physical activity, physical education, sport, tourism, transport, urban development and major events. Professor Weed is Strategic Director of the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (SPEAR), Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Sport & Tourism," Editor of the SAGE Library of Sport & Leisure Management, and sits on the Editorial Boards of "Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health" and "Psychology of Sport & Exercise.""show more

Table of contents

PART 1: Policy Issues in Physical Activity THEME A: Policy Concepts and Contexts 1. Concepts and Theories in Physical Activity Policy [Joe Piggin] 2. Putting Physical Activity on the Policy Agenda [Catherine Woods and Nanette Mutrie] 3. The Global Physical Inactivity Pandemic: An Analysis of Knowledge Production [Joe Piggin and Alan Bairner] 4. Is Exercise Medicine? [Dominic Malcolm and Emma Pullen] 5. Sport and Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing: Choice and Competing Outcomes [Paul Downward] 6. The Imperative of Physical Activity in Public Health Policy and Practice [Louise Mansfield] THEME B: Evidence and Policy 7. The Interpretation and Misinterpretation of Biomedical Evidence to Inform Physical Activity Guidelines [Mike Weed] 8. Only Connect: How Social Science Can Improve Physical Activity Guidance [Tess Kay] 9. The Use of Behavioural Evidence in PA Policy: Is PA Policy Evidence Based? [Fiona Gillison and Fay Beck] 10. Tracing Translations: The Journey from Evidence to Policy to Physical Activity Promotion Campaigns [Jessica Lee, Benjamin Williams and Bernadette Sebar] 11. Measuring Physical Activity [Dale Esliger, Andrew Kingsnorth and Lauren Sherar] THEME C: Policy Communities and Physical Activity 12. Physical Activity and Mental Health: A Focus on Depression [Guy Faulkner and Markus Duncan] 13. Neighbourhood Accessibility and Active Travel [Hugh Barton, Michael Horswell and Paul Millar] 14. The Environment, Physical Activity, Recreation and the Outdoors [Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince and Lois Mansfield] 15. Sport Policy [Pippa Chapman] 16. Young People, Physical Activity and ‘Active Play’ Promotion in Canada [Stephanie Alexander] 17. Education, Physical Education and Physical Activity Promotion [Andy Smith, Ken Green and Miranda Thurston] PART 2: Practices THEME D: People, Places and Physical Activity 18. Physical Activity and Ageing [Cassie Phoenix and Emmanuelle Tulle] 19. Girls, Women and Physical Activity [Philippa Velija and Louise Mansfield] 20. Disability and Physical Activity [Toni Williams and Brett Smith] 21. Physical Activity, Families and Households [John Day] 22. Workplace Physical Activity: Theory, Policy and Practice [David McGillivray] 23. Physical Activity in Schools [Jordan Smith, David Lubans and Rodney Lyn] 24. Physical Activity in Prisons [Mark Norman] THEME E: Understanding and Evaluating Practices and Programmes 25. Employing Voluntary Sports Organisations in the Implementation of Physical Activity Policy [Anna Aggestål and Josef Fahlén] 26. Physical Activity Opportunities for Young People: A Case Study of StreetGames [Carolynne Mason] 27. Schools, Corporations and Promotion of Physical Activity to Fight Obesity [Darren Powell and Michael Gard] 28. The Olympic Games and Physical Activity Promotion [Paul Bretherton and Billy Graeff] 29. The Role of Evaluation in School Sport Policy, Provision and Participation: Change4Life School Sports Clubs [Abby Foad and Michelle Secker] 30. Linking Physical Activity and Health Evaluation to Policy: Lessons from UK Evaluations [Andy Pringle, Jim McKenna and Stephen Zwolinsky] 31. Modelling the Cost Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions: The Case of GP Based Interventions [Nana Anokye] 32. Cycling: A Path to Physical Activity through Transportation, Sport and Leisure [Richard J. Buning and Heather J. Gibson] 33. ‘Will to Win’: The Darker Side of Elite Swimming [Jenny McMahon] PART 3: International Perspectives on Physical Activity Policy and Practice THEME F: Physical Activity Policy and Practice Around the World 34. The Arab Region [Mahfoud Amara] 35. Australia [Margaret Heffernan, Constantino Stavros, Kate Westberg, Angela Dobele and Aaron Smith] 36. Brazil [Thiago Hérick de Sá, Marco Almeida and Danielle Keylla Alencar Cruz] 37. The European Union [Mads de Wolff] 38. India [Aman Dhall] 39. South Africa [Tracey Kolbe Alexander and Vicki Lambert] 40. The United Kingdom [Emily Knox] 41. The United States of America [Sean Bulger, Emily Jones and Eloise Elliott]show more