Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Studies over the past few decades in a variety of health-related disciplines (for instance, epidemiology, pathology, clinical medicine) demonstrate that physically inactive lifestyles represent a major contributor to individuals’ and populations’ health ailments (cf. Bucksch 2005). Public health ailments along with the incidence of a number of chronic diseases are considered to be effected by the prevailing worldwide trend in sedentary lifestyles (cf. Blair et al. 1996).