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Evaluating the health burden of chronic diseases: What is the current and future impact of chronic diseases on health?

David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chronic diseases are long-term conditions. They are typically not caused by a single infection, but by exposure to multiple, often human-produced hazards. This chapter sets out the four leading ... More


Lifetime lifestyles II: physical activity, the life course, and ageing

Ulf Ekelund

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Physical activity is an important modifiable factor affecting health across life, with physical inactivity now recognised as a leading risk factor for premature mortality. This chapter describes ... More


Health and exercise in the community

Naomi Brooks

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the health benefits of exercise and physical activity (PA) in the community. PA and exercise are known to improve a range of health outcomes. PA and exercise reduce the risk of ... More


Prevention of Obesity and Physical Inactivity

Ambika Satija and Frank B. Hu

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0065
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Energy imbalance, obesity, and physical inactivity are key risk factors for at least eight types of cancer as well as other life-threatening conditions. Obesity results from an excess of energy ... More


Health Behavior and Exercise Adherence

Selen Razon and Michael Sachs

in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Directions To Advance the Field

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197512494
eISBN:
9780197512524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197512494.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Behavioral compliance is a fundamental problem in exercise settings. Exercise psychology is concerned with psychosocial determinants of exercise behavior. First, theories and research related to the ... More


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