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  • Physical Activity and Health of Hong Kong Youth

Physical Activity and Health of Hong Kong Youth

David P. Johns, Koenraad J. Lindner

English , 2006/01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Education

229 x 152 mm , 260pp ISBN : 978-962-996-238-8

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Academic Monograph on Sports Science/Education.

In a modern developed society like Hong Kong, sedentary lifestyles and the lack of physical activity inevitably lead to innumerable health outcomes. Drawing from a wide range of perspectives, this is the very first book in Hong Kong that probes into the relationship between physical activity and the health of Hong Kong young people. Based on extensive research findings, the authors bring us revealing insights into a social phenomenon that has been all too familiar. Efforts have also been made to compare the lifestyles of Hong Kong youth with their counterparts in similar industrialized societies such as the United States and Canada. Recommendations are made to remedy the situation, providing an excellent reference for educators and policy makers alike..

Contributing authors of this book are all professionals engaged in teaching and research at universities. Among them are clinicians, medical practitioners, researchers as well as exercise scientists.

David P. Johns is Reader and Chairman of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has taught at universities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong for the last 30 years. His research interests in Hong Kong have focused on school curriculum policy and practice, and the sociological and ecological factors that influence physical activity and health practices.

Koenraad J. Lindner taught and conducted research at the University of Manitoba, Canada for 18 years before moving to Hong Kong in 1992. He retired in 2001 from the post of Department Head of the Physical Education and Sports Science Unit of the University of Hong Kong. His research areas included sport participation and withdrawal, the motivational aspects of physical activity participation, aspects of motor learning and control, and epidemiology of sports injuries.

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