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Sport and health

Sport and health

This section provides an overview of the related areas between sport and health. An introduction to the role of sport in enhancing physical and mental well-being is provided.

A number of key themes related to sport and health are then explored in more detail:

  • The health benefits of sport and physical activity
  • Sport, physical activity and risk factors for major diseases
  • Tackling HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases through sport
  • Practical implications for sport for HIV prevention programmes
  • Sport and public health campaigns.

Each sub-section contains a list of recommended reading

for those who wish to delve deeper into the topic and these publications are available to download.

A downloadable bibliography of recommended readings and further resources is also included of sources that are not available online but may be accessed through your local library.

 

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Project Case Studies

Raising awareness among young people on major health concerns, including HIV/AIDS, can be difficult. Find out more about how sport and games were used to help get health messages across...

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