Physical Activity and Health: Bridging Theory and Practice
di Claudio Macchi, Francesco Benvenuti
€36.00 – €47.00
Physical activity has a primary role in the prevention of chronic diseases (and their consequences) associated with the aging process. Consequently, several countries, including Italy, adopted specific strategies to promote active as opposed to sedentary life styles among their citizens. This volume is organized in three sections. The first provides evidence on the efficacy of physical activity in some relevant conditions with high prevalence in advanced age, providing a rationale for physical activity promotion at a community level. The second is focused on translational initiatives and policy issues carried out in Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and the USA. The third reports, in detail, exercise protocols which have been successfully implemented in Italy for different purposes.