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• Part 1: Introduction to Physical Activity
1: Physical Activity Domains
2: Global Surveillance of Physical Activity of Children and Youth
3: Global Surveillance of Cardiorespiratory and Musculoskeletal Fitness
4: Physical Activity Recommendations
• Part 2: Benefits of Physical Activity
5: Physiological Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Young People
6: Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Young People
7: Cognitive and Academic Benefits for School Age Children
• Part 3: Factors Associated with Physical Activity
8: Psychological Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Youth
9: Children’s and Adolescents’ Interpersonal Level Correlates of Physical Activity Behavior
10: Physical Environmental factors Associated with Physical Activity in Young People
11: School and Community Policies: Implications for Youth Physical Activity and Research
• Part 4: Physical Activity Assessment/Measurement
12: Introduction to Physical Activity Measurement
13: Report-based Measures of Physical Activity: Features, Challenges, Considerations, and Resources
14: Direct Observation: Assessing Youth Physical Activity and Its Contexts
15: Pedometers for Measuring Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents
16: Measuring Physical Activity with Body-Worn Accelerometers
17: New Perspectives Through Emerging Technologies
• Part 5: Fitness and Motor Skill Assessment
18: Field-Based Fitness Assessment in Youth
19: Motor Competence Assessment
• Part 6: Introduction to Interventions
20: Youth Physical Activity Intervention Design
21: Implementation and Scale-Up of School-Based Interventions
22: Evaluation of Physical Activity Interventions
• Part 7: School-Based Interventions
23: Physical Education-based Physical Activity Interventions
24: School Recess Physical Activity Interventions
25: Classroom-based Physical Activity Interventions
26: School-based Running Programs
27: Introduction to Multi-component School-based Physical Activity Programs
28: Preschool and Childcare Center Physical Activity Interventions
29: School Physical Activity for Children with Disabilities
• Part 8: Family and Community Interventions
30: Mother-Based Physical Activity Interventions for Young People
31: The Role of fathers in Optimizing Children’s Physical Activity
32: Before and After–School interventions in Youth Physical Activity; Current situation and future directions
33: Keeping Kids Active: Summertime Interventions to Address Physical Activity
34: Active Transport
35: The Role of Technology in Promoting Physical Activity in Youth
• Part 9: Motor Skill Development, Exercise, and Sport
36: Fundamental Movement Skill Interventions
37: Exercise for Children and Adolescents
38: Importance of Organized Sport Participation for Youth Physical Activity

Over the past three decades the study of pediatric physical inactivity has become a public health concern. The decreases in physical activity have been associated with obesity and numerous hypokinetic diseases. In accordance with this public health concern, the study of pediatric physical activity has become a central part of research in the health and exercise science fields.
The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of the issues facing this field. Bringing together many of the world’s experts and practitioners, the book helps to develop an understanding of the underlying issues related to pediatric physical activity as well as the role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor, and social aspects of childhood. The book addresses issues with physical activity measurement and discuss wide-ranging aspects of physical activity interventions.
With more emphasis than ever on physical activity, this book makes an important contribution to the scholars and practitioners working in the field of youth physical activity.
This is the first single text on the state of current knowledge related to pediatric physical activity which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on these subjects The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity is key reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers with an interest in physical activity, youth sport, public health matters, sport studies, or physical education.