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Title Physical activity and health / Claude Bouchard, Steven N. Blair, William L. Haskell, editors
Edition Second edition
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2012]
Champaign, IL ; Lower Mitcham, South Australia : Human Kinetics, [2012]
©2012, 2007


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Description xiii, 441 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents I. History and current status of the study of physical activity and health -- Why study physical activity and health? / Claude Bouchard, Steven N. Blair, and William L. Haskell -- Historical perspectives on physical activity, fitness, and health / Russell R. Pate -- Physical activity and fitness with age, sex, and ethnic differences / Peter T. Katzmarzyk -- Sedentary behavior and inactivity physiology / Marc Hamilton, and Nevill Owen -- II. Effects of physical activity on the human organism -- Metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory responses to physical activity / Edward T. Howley -- Acute response to physical activity and exercise / Adrianne E. Hardman -- Hormonal response to regular physical activity / Peter A. Farrell -- Skeletal muscle adaptation to regular physical activity / Howard J. Green -- Response of liver, kidney, and other organs and tissues to regular physical activity / Roy J. Shepard -- III. Physical activity, fitness, and health -- Physical activity, fitness, and mortality rates / Michael J. LaMonte, and Steven N. Blair -- Physical activity, fitness, and cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary morbidities / Ian Janssen -- Physical activity, fitness, and obesity / Robert Ross, and Ian Janssen -- Physical activity, fitness, and diabetes mellitus / Roeland J. Middelbeek, and Laurie J. Goodyear -- Physical activity, fitness, and cancer / I-Min Lee -- Physical activity, fitness, and joint and bone health / Jennifer M. Hootman -- Physical activity, muscular fitness, and health / Neil McCartney, and Stuart M. Phillips -- Physical activity, fitness, and children / Thomas Rowland -- Risks of physical activity / Evert A.L.M. Verhagen, Esther M.F. van Sluijs, and Willem van Mechelen -- IV. Physical activity, fitness, aging, and brain functions -- Physical activity, fitness, and aging / Loretta DiPietro -- Physical activity and brain functions / Kirk I. Erickson -- Exercise and its effects on mental health / John S. Raglin, and Gregory S. Wilson -- V. How much is required and how do we get there? -- Dose-response issues in physical activity, fitness, and health / William L. Haskell -- From science to physical activity guidelines / Mark S. Tremblay, and William L. Haskell -- VI. New challenges and opportunities -- Genetic differences in the relationships among physical activity, fitness, and health / Tuomo Rankinen, and Claude Bouchard -- An integrated view of physical activity, fitness, and health / William L. Haskell, Steven N. Blair, and Claude Bouchard
Summary "The human body is designed for activity. For most of our history, physical activity was required for survival, but technological advances have eliminated much of the need for hard physical labor. As our activity levels have dropped, it has become clear that a physically inactive lifestyle can lead to a host of health problems. Physical Activity and Health, provides a comprehensive treatment of the research on the benefits of a physically active lifestyle in comparison with the harmful consequences of physical inactivity. health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity as well as aging and mental health. The text identifies sedentary living habits and poor fitness as major public health problems and examines the potential of physical activity to prevent disease and enhance quality of life. This complete resource also looks at the evolution of the field of physical activity and health; variations in physical activity levels across age, sex, and ethnic groups; the bodý™s physiological responses to physical activity; dose-response issues; and the influence of genetics on physical activity, fitness, and health. The book ends with an integration of the issues covered and discusses new opportunities for research."--Publisher
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Notes Previous edition: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects.
Physical fitness -- Health aspects.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Exercise -- physiology.
Physical Fitness -- physiology.
Author Bouchard, Claude, editor of compilation
Blair, Steven N., editor of compilation
Haskell, William L.,$e editor of compilation
LC no. 2011040336
ISBN 9780736095419 (hardback)
0736095411 (hardback)