An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, (PDF) checks out the health/fitness interaction in a historic context. Beginning in primitive hunter-collector neighborhoods, where survival needed sufficient exercise, it goes on to think about improvements in health and exercise at subsequent phases in the advancement of “civilization.” It concentrates on the health affects of a growing understanding of medication and physiology, and the development of a middle-class with the time and cash to select in between active and passive leisure pursuits. The ebook reviews urbanization and industrialization in relation to the requirement for public health steps, and the ever-reducing physical needs of the work-location. It then assesses the mindsets of prelates, political leaders, thinkers, and instructors at each phase of the procedure. Finally, the ebook checks out expert and governmental efforts to enhance public participation in active leisure through different school, leisure, worksite, and sports programs.
“This large volume is a compendium of short, well-cited facts about fitness and health and lifestyles, supplemented with figures. … This ebook gives readers a very good understanding of the evolution of health and fitness in various regions of the world, along with religious and cultural aspects. It will primarily be useful to advanced students or researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” — A. H. Goldfarb, Choice, Vol. 52 (12), August 2015
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