Why research into health and physical activity?

Bird, S 2018, 'Why research into health and physical activity?' in Stephen R Bird (ed.) Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health, Routledge, London, pp. 1-5.


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Title Why research into health and physical activity?
Author(s) Bird, S
Year 2018
Title of book Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London
Editor(s) Stephen R Bird
Start page 1
End page 5
Subjects Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Summary This chapter presents the context for the research methods, procedures and other activities outlined in other chapters in the book. It introduces some of the health issues prevalent in today's society, how these are related to a lack of physical activity, and why ongoing research into the relationship between physical activity and health is of significant importance. It introduces some of the concepts and factors that are associated with the reduction in daily physical activity that has become so pronounced in the last 60 years. It then indicates the potential for new technologies to assist the researcher in the collection and analyses of data, and why research methods will need to develop accordingly, whilst at the same time needing to combat the wealth of easily accessible misinformation and unsubstantiated opinions.
Copyright notice © 2019 selection and editorial matter, Stephen R. Bird; individual chapters, the contributors
Keyword(s) Research
health
Physical activity
ISBN 9781138067677
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