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Order your own copy of the book www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se (ISBN 978-91-7257-715-2, publishing year 2010, 621 pages, price: 250 SEK)

Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease summarizes the up-to-date scientific knowledge on how to prevent and treat various diseases and conditions on which physical activity has a documented effect.
Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease is written by 95 experts and it can be used as a handbook by healthcare professionals when prescribing physical activity. The book is also used in research and as a textbook in courses for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare workers.

The book was prepared by the editorial board of Professional Associations for Physical Activity and it was produced in cooperation with Swedish National Institute of Public Health.

Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease covers the following areas:

General effects of physical activity• Promoting physical activity
• Becoming physically active
• Motivational interviewing about physical activity
• Health aspects of strength training
• Infections and sports & Sports and sudden death
• Children and young people
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• The elderly

Effects of physical activity and direct recommendations of exercise activities for 33 different conditions including:o Asthma
o Anxiety
o Cancer
o Coronary artery disease
o Dementia
o Depression
o Diabetes – types 1 and 2
o Metabolic syndrome
o Obesity
o Osteoporosis
o Pain
o Peripheral artery disease
o Post-polio
o Schizophrenia
o Stroke and more.

Physical activity in the prevention and treatment is also available at Public Health Agency of Sweden.