Supplemental Readings

Concept 6 The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 2(2)(1998): entire issue. This issue contains 11 articles dealing with the health benefits of physical activity.

American College of Sports Medicine. The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness, and Flexibility in Healthy Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(6)(1998):975.

American College of Sports Medicine. Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(6),(1998):992.

American Heart Association. "A Statement on Exercise: Benefits and Recommendations for Physical Activity Programs for All Americans." Circulation 91(1995), 580.

Biddle, S. "Exercise and Psychosocial Health." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 66(1995):292.

Blair, S., et al. "Physical Activity and Health: A Lifestyle Approach." Medicine, Exercise, Nutrition and Health 1(1992):54.

Blair, S.N., and R.S. Paffenbarger. "Physical Activity and Risk of Cancer." (ab.) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 19(1987):418.

Bouchard, C., et al., eds. Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.

Campaigne, B. N. Exercise and Type I Diabetes. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal .2(4)(1998):35.

Chambers, M. "Exercise: A Prescription for a Good Night’s Sleep?" Physician and Sportsmedicine 19(1991):107.

Chandrasheckhar, Y., et al. "Exercise as a Coronary Protective Factor." American Heart Journal 122(1991):1723.

Corbin, C.B., & R. P. Pangrazi. "The Health Benefits of Exercise." Research Digest for Physical Activity and Fitness 1(1993):1.

Corbin, C. B. & R. P. Pangrazi, R. P. (ed).Towards a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and Activity. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb-Hathaway, 1999, Sections II, III, and IV.

Etnier, J. L. et al. The influences of physical fitness and exercise upon cognitive functioning: A meta analysis. The Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.. 19(3)(1997):249.

Leutholtz, B. C. Exercise Can Reduce Incidence and Severity of Hypertension. ACSM’s Health and Fitness. 2(5)(1998):36.

Nieman, D. C. Moderate Exercise Boosts the Immune System. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.. 1(5)(1997):19.

Ortal, M. & C. Sherman. Exercise Against Depression. The Physician and Sports Medicine. 26(10)(1998):55-60.

Osness, W. H. Exercise and the Older Adult. Reston, VA: AAHPERD, 1998.

Powell, K.E., et al. "Physical Activity and the Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease." Annual Review of Public Health 8(1987):253.

Powell, K.E., et al. "Physical Activity and Chronic Diseases." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 49(1989):999.

Rejeski, W.J., et al. "Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life." Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 24(1996):71.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1996). Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.Atlanta, GA: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Chapter 6.

Van Loan, M. D. What Makes Good Bones: Factors Affecting Bone Health. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 2(4)(1998):27.

Vuori, I. "Exercise and Physical Health: Musculoskeletal Health and Functional Capacities." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 66(1995):276.

Wilmore, J. H. Exercise, Obesity and Weight Control. In Corbin, C. B. & Pangrazi, R. P. (ed.). Towards a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and Activity. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb-Hathaway, 1999, Chapter 16.

Youngstedt, S. D. Does Exercise Truly Enhance Sleep? Physician and Sportsmedicine. 25(10)(1997):72.