Sport, physical activity and health promotion: Implications for the education of future professionals

Catherine Woods, Marie H Murphy, Enrique García Bengoechea

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Substantial evidence shows that regular participation in physical activity reduces chronic disease risk and promotes well-being and quality of life, yet many people are insufficiently active to reap these benefits. Encouraging participation in sport represents one way to increase physical activity levels in the population. In this chapter, we summarise the evidence linking sports participation and physical activity levels and outline characteristics of sports activities and programmes that are conducive to increased physical activity. In addition, we examine the links between sport and health promotion and provide suggestions for effective strategies and policy actions to optimise the health promoting potential of sport in a variety of settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation in Sport and Physical Activity
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Directions and Global Perspectives
EditorsKaren Petry, Johan de Jong
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages162-172
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003002666
ISBN (Print)9780367433604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2022

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