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By Joe Baker,Parissa Safai,Jessica Fraser-Thomas

ISBN-10: 0415708664

ISBN-13: 9780415708661

ISBN-10: 1138695270

ISBN-13: 9781138695276

Health and Elite Sport is the 1st publication to seriously study the connection among participation in excessive functionality recreation and well-being results. Drawing on conception and empirical information from quite a lot of disciplines, together with sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and actual schooling, the ebook explores the advantages and detriments of participation in elite recreation for either contributors (athletes, coaches, spectators) and communities.

Written by means of a staff of prime overseas activity researchers, the e-book examines key concerns including:

  • Talent identity and younger athletes

  • Abuse in sport

  • Positive adolescence improvement via sport

  • Athlete healthiness during periods of transition

  • Health, game and the family

  • Health in specialist sport

  • The Olympics, Paralympics and public health

  • Long time period results of participation in elite sport

Highlighting the connections and contradictions among excessive functionality recreation and overall healthiness, the ebook additionally discusses the transparent and demanding implications for our socio-cultural, political and developmental figuring out of recreation. Health and Elite Sport is interesting and critical interpreting for all scholars and researchers with an curiosity in adolescence game, activities improvement, activity coverage, activities training, workout and healthiness, actual schooling, the sociology of game, or the sociology of health.

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