Physical Activity and Exercise: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Edited by Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou

ISBN: 978-960-9549-62-2200 pages

First published in 2012 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 50€ (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30€

Table of Contents

1.

Physical Activity and Exercise: Health Promotion and Disease: An Introduction

Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou

1

Part I: Health Promotion and Diesease Prevention

2.

A Profile of Women Aged between 25 and 65 Years, Consisting of their Status in Relation to Physical Activity, Overweight and Obesity, Smoking, and Knowledge and Perceptions of Cardiovascular Disease

Ceinwen Beverley Sawyer

5

3.

Effect of Physical Activity on Emotions and Mood States of 50-65 Year Old Male and Female Participants

Maria Konstantaki and Dorothy Thomas

15

4.

Environmental Sustainability: An Ethical Response to Teaching Sustainable Health and Wellness

Srijana M. Bajracharya

23

5.

Environment Based Activity Adviser

Yuzhong Lin, Bauke de Vries and Harry Timmermans

35

6.

Lose to Win: A School Employee Health Promotion Program

Roberta Faust, Christine Karshin, Anna Michalakis, Jeffrey Schulz, Lydia Kret, Enos Massie and Ronald Gibbs Jr.

45

Part II: Physical Activity, Fitness and Health during Chilhood and Adolescence

7.

The Effects of Physical Education on Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition of Sixth Grade Pupils

Andy Mooneyhan and Lance G. Bryant

61

8.

FITNESSGRAM® Health-Related Physical Fitness in South African Children

James R. Morrow Jr., Megan C. Self and Chris Erasmus

67

9.

Adolescent Obesity: Examining Students' Attitudes and Values toward Physical Activity

Emilio Landolfi

77

10.

Internet Addiction and Chinese Adolescent Health

Yi Lin Liu and Bill Altermatt

89

Part III: Physical Activity and Fitness in College and University

11.

Effect of a 15-week Pilates Course on Fitness Components in University Students

Kristine Noel Clark and Christopher Tad Clark

99

12.

The Gender Difference in Health Promotion among College Students

Elizabeth S. Chong, Lorena Jung and Howard Lasus

107


13.

A Proposed College Undergraduate Strength and Conditioning Program

Harry Theodorides

117

14.

Secretory Immunity and Frequecy of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Relation to Salivary Cortisol and Physical Activity in University Students

Panagiota Klentrou, Andreas D. Flouris, Jeffrey R. Aird and Thomas Cieslak

129

Part IV: Exercise and Nutrition

15.

Dietary Fiber Intake And Breast Cancer Risk Among the Romanian Females – Case-Control Study

Bogdana Nasui, Daniela Curseu, Nina Ciuciuc, Monica Popa and Carmen Ionut

139

16.

Effect of two Types of Vitamin C Supplementation on Exercise-induced Lipid Peroxidation and Muscle Damage

Babak Nakhostin-Roohi, Farhad Rahmani-Nia, Parvin Babaei and  Shahb Bohlooli

147

Part V: Exercise and Sport Bioscience

17.

Close Relationship between Bone Strength and Mass in Jumping Exercised Rats

Foong-Kiew Ooi, Rabindarjeet Singh, Harbindar Jeet Singh and Yoshihisa Umemura

157

18.

Changes in Force at the Front and Rear Blocks during the Sprint Start

Stephen Cousins

169

19.

The Effect of Foot Placement on Height of Vertical Jump

Azadeh Doroodgar, Khalil Khayambashi and Vahid Zolaktaf

179