The sociocultural context of sport and health: Problems of causal relations and structural interdependence

Academic Article


  • The review of existing research shows the health impacts of sport mainly on the cardiovascular system. Other causal relations are less firm, and results for the skeleton and accidents appear to be negative. Results of the American-German Health Study of 1985 confirm such results and indicate that sports' interdependence with health culture is stronger than a supposedly causal impact on indicators of health status.
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    Author List

  • L├╝schen G; Cockerham W; Kunz G
  • Start Page

  • 197
  • End Page

  • 213
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 2