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Author Shephard, Roy J.

Title Aging, physical activity, and health / Roy J. Shephard
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1997]


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 MELB  613.70446 She/Apa  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Demographics of Aging -- Ch. 2. Current Theories of Aging -- Ch. 3. Impact of Aging on Major Physiological Systems at Rest and During Submaximal and Maximal Exercise -- Ch. 4. Impact of Regular Physical Activity on Age-Associated Changes in Physiological Systems -- Ch. 5. Physical Activity and Diseases of the Cardiorespiratory System -- Ch. 6. Physical Activity and Musculoskeletal Disease -- Ch. 7. Physical Activity and Metabolic Health -- Ch. 8. Physical Activity, Function, and Well-Being -- Ch. 9. The Aging Labor Force -- Ch. 10. Implications of Aging for Society
Summary In Aging, Physical Activity, and Health, Roy J. Shephard, one of the world's leading authorities on exercise science, reviews and synthesizes the scientific literature on the physiological changes of aging and how regular physical activity affects the aging process. Shephard's critical analysis features the latest theories on how aging and exercise affect such medical conditions as cardiorespiratory diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, metabolic health, mental function, and general well-being. He provides conclusive physiological evidence that exercise is effective for reducing the risk of many diseases, maximizing independence, and improving the quality of life for the elderly. Shephard also discusses the economic and social consequences of an aging society
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-472) and indexes
Subject Age factors in disease.
Exercise for older people.
Physical fitness.
Aging -- physiology.
Physical Exertion.
Age Factors.
Physical Fitness.
Quality of Life.
LC no. 96043852
ISBN 0873228898