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

Several key themes linked 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
  • Fighting HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases through sport
  • Practical implications of sport for HIV prevention programs
  • Sports and public health campaigns.

Each subsection contains a list of recommended readings for those wishing to delve deeper into the subject and these publications are available for download.

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

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