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Finally, a textbook that you don't mind reading. In fact, you'll probably share it with your stressed-out family and friends. And when the class has finished, you probably won't sell it back. STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR LIFE: A RESEARCH-BASED EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH, 5th Edition, and the accompanying stress-reducing audio files, contain all the leading-edge tools, principles, and experiences you need to help you profoundly reduce and even prevent stress. More than just a book about how to manage stress, this book offers you a life-changing experience. If you're tired of headaches, difficulties sleeping, feeling burned out or depressed, or experiencing a host of other chronic stress symptoms; if you'd like to master mindfulness, meditation, yoga, positive self-talk, find meaning, manage your time, and dozens of other stress-managing tools, this is the only stress management book you'll ever need.
The ultimate guide to sports, this book is the perfect reference for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 - an amazing year for sport. Discover the origins, rules, and key players for more than 200 sports - from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Learn the key skills and tactics of the world's best competitors, along with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records. This fully revised edition includes fully up-to-date information on the rules and results for more than 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. It also offers an exciting overview of the hugely anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, along with coverage of all previous Olympics, and profiles every Olympic sport, including the new ones for Tokyo - baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding. The Sports Book is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.
This handbook represents the first comprehensive and evidence-based review of theory, research, and practice in the field of adapted physical education (APE). Exploring philosophical and foundational aspects of APE, the book outlines the main conceptual frameworks informing research and teaching in this area and presents important material that will help shape best practice and future research. Written by world-leading researchers, the book introduces the key themes in APE, such as historical perspectives on disability, disability and the law, language, and measurement. It examines the most significant theoretical frameworks for understanding APE, from embodiment and social cognitive theory to occupational socialization, and surveys current debates and practical issues in APE, such as teacher training, the use of technology, and physical inactivity and health. Acknowledging the importance of the voices of children, parents and peers, the book also explores research methods and paradigms in APE, with each chapter including directions for further research. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, the Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education is an essential reference for advanced students, researchers and scholars working in APE, and useful reading for anybody with an interest in disability, physical education, sports coaching, movement science or youth sport.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to feature the first transgender athlete, a topic that will be highly contentious during the competition. But transgender and intersex athletes such as Laurel Hubbard, Tifanny Abreu, and Caster Semenya didn't just turn up overnight. Both intersex and transgender athletes have been newsworthy stories for decades. In Sporting Gender: The History, Science, and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes, Joanna Harper provides an in-depth examination of why gender diverse athletes are so controversial. She not only delves into the history of these athletes and their personal stories, but also explains in a highly accessible manner the science behind their gender diversity and why the science is important for regulatory committees-and the general public-to consider when evaluating sports performance. Sporting Gender gives the reader a perspective that is both broad in scope and yet detailed enough to grasp the nuances that are central in understanding the controversies over intersex and transgender athletes. Featuring personal investigations from the author, who has had first-person access to some of the most significant recent developments in this complex arena, this book provides fascinating insight into sex, gender, and sports.
Take control of your health-and life-with FITNESS & WELLNESS. Reflecting the latest research and practical guidelines on nutrition, fitness, and disease prevention, the 14th Edition equips you with the tools you need to make positive choices for your health. After assessing your current habits, you can immediately use the book's step-by-step instruction and hands-on activities to start making positive behavior changes in your own life. In addition, engaging photos, illustrations, and descriptive examples in each chapter help you visualize key concepts, while online resources, including behavior modification planning activities, practice tests, online labs, and a behavior change planner, extend your learning beyond the classroom. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health and quality of life with FITNESS & WELLNESS.
The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketised activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research. The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalisation, sports geography, international sports organisations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.
Using data from one season of NBA games, Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning and applying data analytics in basketball. Whether assessing the spatial performance of an MBA player's shots or doing an analysis of the impact of high pressure game situations on the probability of scoring, this book discusses a variety of case studies and hands-on examples using a custom R package. The codes are supplied so readers can reproduce the analyses themselves or create their own. Assuming a basic statistical knowledge, Basketball Data Science with R is suitable for students, technicians, coaches, data analysts and applied researchers. Features: * One of the first books to provide statistical and data mining methods for the growing field of analytics in basketball. * Presents tools for modelling graphs and figures to visualize the data. * Includes real world case studies and examples, such as estimations of scoring probability using the Golden State Warriors as a test case. * Provides the source code and data so readers can do their own analyses on NBA teams and players.