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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