Being Cool as a Social Imperative: Young Women's Resistance to Health Promotion Messages about Physical Exercise

Eleanor Peters, Diana Woodward

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Abstract

Its concern to promote healthy lifestyles was expressed by the previous Conservative Government in The Health of the Nation White Paper, published in 1992. It identified the major causes of premature mortality and avoidable morbidity , and set public health targets for the year 2000 to be achieved through educating individuals about health­ threatening behaviours, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and encouraging health-promoting activities such as exercise and improved diet. A qualitative study of young women in two West Midlands towns explored the prospects of certain relevant targets being achieved for this group within the population, and provided the basis for a feminist critique of recent Government health promotion initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen's Leisure Experiences: Ages, stages and roles
EditorsSharon Clough, Judy White
PublisherLSA
Pages147-158
Volume70
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001

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Health Promotion
Exercise
Health
Premature Mortality
Population Groups
Alcohol Drinking
Public Health
Smoking
Diet
Morbidity

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Peters, E., & Woodward, D. (2001). Being Cool as a Social Imperative: Young Women's Resistance to Health Promotion Messages about Physical Exercise. In S. Clough, & J. White (Eds.), Women's Leisure Experiences: Ages, stages and roles (Vol. 70, pp. 147-158). LSA.
Peters, Eleanor ; Woodward, Diana. / Being Cool as a Social Imperative: Young Women's Resistance to Health Promotion Messages about Physical Exercise. Women's Leisure Experiences: Ages, stages and roles. editor / Sharon Clough ; Judy White. Vol. 70 LSA, 2001. pp. 147-158
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