An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, (PDF) explores the well being/health interplay in a historic context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, the place survival required enough bodily exercise, it goes on to contemplate transformations in well being and bodily exercise at subsequent levels within the evolution of “civilization.” It focuses on the well being influences of a rising understanding of drugs and physiology, and the emergence of a center-class with the time and cash to select between lively and passive spare time activities. The e-book displays on urbanization and industrialization in relation to the necessity for public well being measures, and the ever-diminishing bodily calls for of the work-place. It then evaluates the attitudes of prelates, politicians, philosophers, and academics at every stage of the method. Finally, the e-book explores skilled and governmental initiatives to enhance public involvement in lively leisure by numerous college, leisure, worksite, and sports activities applications.
“This giant quantity is a compendium of brief, nicely-cited details about health and well being and existence, supplemented with figures. … This e-book provides readers an excellent understanding of the evolution of well being and health in numerous areas of the world, together with spiritual and cultural points. It will primarily be helpful to superior college students or researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate college students, researchers/college, and professionals.” — A. H. Goldfarb, Choice, Vol. 52 (12), August 2015
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