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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41

Physical activity reference manual for health professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC)


Department of Family Medicine, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Aseer Region, KSA

Date of Web Publication29-Jun-2016

Correspondence Address:
Yahia Mater Al-Khaldi
Department of Family Medicine, General Directorate of Health Affairs, Aseer Region
KSA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-2618.184971

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Al-Khaldi YM. Physical activity reference manual for health professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC). Saudi J Obesity 2016;4:41

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Al-Khaldi YM. Physical activity reference manual for health professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC). Saudi J Obesity [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 14];4:41. Available from: http://www.saudijobesity.com/text.asp?2016/4/1/41/184971



Author : Prof. Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa

Publisher : Executive Office Health Ministers' Council for GCC States

Year of Publication : 2014

No. of pages : 123

ISBN : 978-603-90524-1-8

Edition : First edition


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The author of this book is A Professor of Physiology at King Saud University, Riyadh and Director, Pediatric Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory, College of Medicine, King Saud University.


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This book was written in very simple, clear Arabic language aiming to provide health professionals with important knowledge regarding physical activity. It consists of many parts, included many tables about essential concepts of physical activities. It started with giving a brief description of the manual and its expected outcomes regarding acquired knowledge and skills by health professionals. It provide the readers with different definition and classifications of physical activities. Author mentioned the healthy impact of physical activities and the negative effect of sedentary life on health. One of the chapters summarized the international policies relevant to physical activity and health promotion. In the next part, guidelines regarding physical activity in different age groups was discussed in detail. Author provides readers with many clinical examples in order to make the manual as practical as possible. The manual contained many tables and annexes which can be used by health c professionals when prescribing physical activities for their clients.

This manual is very practical, written in very simple language and could be used as a tool in prescribing physical activity for healthy individuals and for those with chronic morbidities such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.




 

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