Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Show an awareness of the decline in participation in all types of physical activity and the potential impact on health
  •  Describe and discuss evidence on the increasing prevalence of sedentary behaviour
  •  Pinpoint the main social and psychological factors associated with participation
  •  Discuss the varying meanings of different forms of physical activity
  • Explain and discuss strategies that have been used to promote greater participation