Resistance to Exercise

Resistance to Exercise

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Resistance to Exercise: A Social Analysis of Inactivityis an in-depth exploration of the social forces that perpetuate a sedentary lifestyle. Author Mary McElroy provides an insightful analysis of the social problems associated with physical inactivity and recommends solutions for re-engineering environmental and social institutions to increase physical activity. Part Idescribes the scope of the sedentary living problem in contemporary society and offers a history of physical activity and health throughout the 20th century. Part IIdiscusses the role of changing families and the impact of school, work environments, and the health care system on exercise. Part IIIanalyzes how the social institutions discussed in part II as well as the community at large affect attitudes toward physical activity. Resistance to Exercise: A Social Analysis of Inactivitybroadens and expands current notions about individual responsibility for lifestyle changes. This book will help health and fitness program administrators to better understand the social forces that influence people's resistance to participation in activity programs. In addition, it will motivate physical activity professionals to continue their promotion of physical activity as a major health benefit.and organizational forms is limited not only by their relative isolation from one another during the school day but also by ... of college-bound students sets the standard, marginalizing the non-college-bound students along with their teachers and curricula. The case of physical education teachers is even more problematic because of the mental-manual dichotomy that ... Lack of resources, insufficient provisions for safety, and parental and public disinterest in schooling contribute to lowanbsp;...

Title:Resistance to Exercise
Author: Mary McElroy
Publisher:Human Kinetics - 2002

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