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Injury and Health Risk Management in Sports


Worldwide, 25% of adults and 75% adolescents do not match the global recommendations for physical activity set by World Health Organization (WHO). Sports and, particularly, team sports may change the reality of physical inactivity and contribute to primary prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These were responsible for 40.5 million (71%) of the world’s deaths in 2016. More than one-third were premature deaths under age 70 years. Recreational football, as a multifaceted exercise, can improve cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal fitness. Thus, promoting articulated efforts amongst policy makers and public and private institutions related with sports practice add great value to prevent and control lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and type II diabetes mellitus.

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Pereira, R., Andrade, R., Espregueira-Mendes, J. (2020). Sports for Health. In: Krutsch, W., Mayr, H.O., Musahl, V., Della Villa, F., Tscholl, P.M., Jones, H. (eds) Injury and Health Risk Management in Sports. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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