Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs

Author: Ransdell, Lynda


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  • ISBN: 9780736066938
  • Author: Ransdell, Lynda
  • Publ Date: 2009-05-01
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  • Pages: 216
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67406

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1: Promoting and Maintaining Health Through Physical Activity Recommendations; Chapter 2: Planning and Evaluating Physical Activity Programs; Chapter 3: Measuring Physical Activity; Chapter 4: Interventions for Women; Chapter 5: Interventions for Obese and Overweight Individuals; Chapter 6: Interventions for Older Adults; Chapter 7: Interventions for Ethnically Diverse Populations; Chapter 8: Increasing Physical Activity Through Environmental Approaches; Chapter 9: Increasing Physical Activity by Considering the Setting; Chapter 10: Effectively Using Mediated Programming.


This new book emphasises the move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to physical activity interventions by providing evidence-based recommendations for designing, implementing and evaluating more effective and appropriate physical activity interventions for every individual. The text includes summaries of current research studies examining physical activity interventions in various populations and settings. Key considerations are discussed for each population, including the elements that make up the most successful interventions, unique barriers and techniques for overcoming those barriers. The text also examines how environment, setting and use of technology can influence intervention planning. Readers will look at the way in which neighbourhood and community design can affect a person's physical activity levels. They'll also consider the various settings in which a programme can be held. This section also shows how technology can be used to expand the reach of a programme and positively influence the physical activity levels of participants.

Author Biography:

Lynda B. Ransdell, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at Boise State University. Ransdell has dedicated her career and research to helping sedentary people increase their levels of physical activity. Mary K. Dinger, PhD, is a professor in the department of health and exercise science at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, where her teaching and research focus on promoting physical activity. Jennifer Huberty, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of health, physical education, and recreation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she manages the graduate curriculum for physical activity in health promotion. Kim H. Miller, PhD, is an associate professor of health promotion in the department of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, where she works with undergraduate and graduate students to design and implement health promotion interventions.


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