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Promoting Physical Activity : A Guide for Community Action



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 5/4/2010.
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This user friendly resource will show you how to get people off the couch and on their way to healthy living.

Table of Contents

Foundations for Physical Activity Promotion
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
What Is Physical Activity?
What Is Physical Fitness?
Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure
Determinants of the Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Types of Physical Activity
Other Attributes of Physical Activity
Preventive Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Health Benefits of Physical Activity in Children
Prevention of Functional Limitations and Disability
Therapeutic Exericse
Perspective on Physical Activity Risks
Physical Activity Recommendations
Healthy People 2010: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives Related to Physical Activity and Physical Fitness
Physical Activity Recommendations for Adults-Historical Considerations
Overview of Current Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
Current Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
What's New About the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans?
Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults-Historical Considerations
Current Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents-Historical Considerations
Current Physical Activity Guidelines for Children And Adolescents
Suggested Readings
Approaches and Interventions for Changing Physical Activity Behavior
Informational Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity
Community-Wide Campaigns
Point-of-Decision Prompts
Behavioral and Social Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity
Enhanced School-Based Physical Education
Individually-Adapted Behavior Change Interventions
Social Support Interventions in Community Settings
Environmental and Policy Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity
Creation of or Enhanced Access to Places for Physical Activity Combined With Informational Outreach Activities
Community-Scale and Street-Scale Urban Design and Land Use Policies and Practices to Promote Physical Activity
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Your Intervention or Program
Key Steps to an Effective Partnership
Determine Whether a Partnership Is Necessary
Determine Whether Potential Partners Have the Capacity and Interest to Support the Physical Activity Partnership
Recruit Partners
Establish Leadership
Determine One or More Common Goals
Determine the Partner's Level of Involvement and Cooperation in the Partnership
Define the Partnership's Operational Structure
Keep the Long-Term Goal in View
Start with Reasonable Short-Term Objectives
Evaluate the Partnership
Recommended Readings
Program Planning and Evaluation
Program Planning
Program Evaluation
Suggested Readings
Resources for Action
Physical Activity and Disability
Physical Activity Surveillance
Physical Activity and Fitness (HP 2010 Progress Review)
Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (Executive Summary)
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