Sport Fitness Culture

Sport Fitness Culture

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Sport|Fitness|Culture focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyzes current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating/ marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or serving the general population a€“ young and old a€“ with any form of physical activity. Sport|Fitness|Culture incorporates interdisciplinary, cutting-edge work reflecting various research paradigms from these theoretical perspectives: sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, gender and race studies and cultural studies. The fact that more and more people of all ages are participating in sport and physical activity means that serious attention must be paid to increasing awareness of the positive as well as the negative effects of such involvement. Indeed, sport has become a major socio-cultural factor in peoplea€™s lives. In the USA, there is hardly anyone who is not touched by this movement; however, people have very different experiences based on their cultural and socio-economic background, including gender, race/ethnicity, age, ability, as well as their sexual and religious orientations. This book will educate people about the importance of socio-cultural as well as psychological factors influencing peoplea€™s choices, opportunities, experiences and limitations in the domain of human movement.In 2010, Americans spent 9.4% of their disposable income on food (USDA, 2013) . ... Some employers are offering fitness centers at the job site or reduced gym memberships. ... Local governments and communities can support active living.

Title:Sport Fitness Culture
Author:Prof. Karin Volkwein-Caplan
Publisher:Meyer & Meyer Verlag - 2013-11-27


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