The Role of Sport for Health: Is Focus on the Psychological Aspect Key? -…
The Role of Sport for Health: Is Focus on the Psychological Aspect Key?
The Role of Physical Activity
"any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure"
"focus upon competitiveness and the presence of
(Hylton and Bramham, 2001, p.166)
All sport includes PA but not all PA includes sport
(Waddington et al., 1997)
Solution to improving
quality of life
is the total annual economic cost of Brits failing to do enough exercise.
Policy makers push PA.
Both sport and PA have shown to
by numerous authors
Downard et al., 2015)
Sports participation increases
health and wellbeing
Increased participation and increased benefits.
Benefits of Sport and PA
Better cardiovascular function.
Lower blood pressure = lower chance of cardiac issues.
Increased social benefits/interactions.
Improved sleep levels
(Cassidy et al., 2017)
What is Obesity?
excess body fat such that health is endangered.
Global measurement tool.
doesn't differentiate between fat and lean mass.
inadequate for individual assessment.
Can be caused by an
imbalance between EI and EE
Firm evidence to suggest a significant increase in disease and
all cause mortality
(Hardman net al., 2004)
3 in 4 of the most common form of death have strong links to poor diet and lack of PA
(Bouchard et al., 2018)
Supports benefits of Sport and PA.
Exercising to eat rather than eating to exercise.
Advice on PA
Over a week should add up to at least 150 minutes of
or 75 mins of
on at least 2 days.
Children and young people: 60 minutes per day.