Benefits of lifelong physical activity

Natalie McMaster, Brendon Hyndman

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In this chapter, various aspects of physical activity are explored as foundations for the development of lifelong physical activity participation. As the global burden of non-communicable diseases increases, the importance of developing physical activity and exercise in childhood and adolescence has never been more significant. Participation in physical activity is a complex behaviour, influenced by socio-demographic, environmental, personal and behavioural variables. This chapter outlines strategies for the inclusion of physical activity and links to health and wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching health and physical education in early childhood and primary years
EditorsNatalie McMaster
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherOxford University Press Australia and New Zealand
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780190311483
ISBN (Print)9780190311476
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2019


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