Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being


The feel good effect of physical activity is one which although realised has barely reached its potential in the modern world of stress and inactivity for our mental health. Physical Activity and Psychological Well-Being provides a research consensus on the relationship between physical exercise and the aspects of mental health. Whilst reviewing and integrating relevant information the book also considers physical activity in relation to the different aspects of mental health: * anxiety * depression * mood and emotion * self-esteem * cognitive functioning * psychological dysfunction. This is invaluable reading for undergraduates and post graduates of sport and exercise science and provides a foundation for health services, sport specialists and psychologists alike to promote the benefits of physical activity and improve mental health.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kenneth R. Fox
  • Stephen H. Boutcher
  • Guy E. Faulkner
  • Stuart J. H. Biddle
  • Adrian H. Taylor
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000


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