Children, Obesity and Exercise: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-08-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic. Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers: overweight, obesity and body composition; physical activity, growth and development; psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity; physical activity behaviours; eating behaviours; measuring children?s behaviour; interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity. Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Nature of the Problem
Tracking of Obesity from Childhood to Adulthood: Implications for Health
Clinical Correlates of Overweight and Obesity
Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Obesity
The Importance of Physical Activity in the Growth and Development of Children
The Role of Perceived Competence in the Motivation of Obese Children to be Physically Active
Psycho-Social Factors and Childhood Obesity
Physical Activity, Appetite Control and Energy Balance: Implications for Obesity
Eating Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Food Intake
Physical Activity Behaviour in Children and the Measurement of Physical Activity
Environmental Factors and Physical Activity in Children: Implications for Active Transport Programs
Interventions for the Prevention, Treatment and Management of Childhood Obesity (including Family, School and Community)
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