Benefits and Hazards of Exercise

  • ID: 2223562
  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Bringing together the latest on the subject.
Benefits and Hazards
of Exercise will be welcomed by all involved in sport and sports medicine, from sports medicine physicians and physiotherapists to general practitioners and trainers. It will also be of interest to those involved in health promotion and public health.

Discussing both the physiological effects of exercise in the healthy, and the potential risks to those with specific conditions, this authoritative text with contributions from leading experts worldwide covers an aspect of growing concern in sport.

Each chapter provides a continuing medical education element in the form of MCQs or essay questions. Together with summary boxes for quick reference these features make the book of lasting usefulness to all in sports medicine.

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Contributors.

Introduction.

What is the optimal type of physical activity to enhance health?.

A systematic review of physical activity promotion strategies.

A systematic review of physical activity promotion in primary care office settings.

Getting started – physical activity adoption studies.

Sudden death and cardiovascular disease in young athletes.

Exercise for the older woman.

Exercise and hypertension.

Exercise and diabetes.

Fatigue and underperformance in athletes: the overtraining syndrome.

Viral illness and sport.

Physical exercise and psychological well being.

The athlete′s heart.

Effect of altered reprod. func. and lowered testos. levels on bone density in male end. athletes.

Factors influencing the restoration of fluid and electrolyte balance after exercise in the heat.

Physiological implications of altitude training for endurance performance at sea level.

Circadian rhythm, athletic performance, and jet lag.

Intermittent exercise patterns.

Exercise in cardiac rehabilitation.

Answers to multiple choice questions.

Index

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Domhnall MacAuley
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