Aerobic Fitness and Health

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Overview

Aerobic Fitness and Health ends the need for difficult and time-consuming searches for information on aerobic fitness by presenting a synthesis of current knowledge in a single source. Written by Roy J. Shephard, one of the world's leading authorities on exercise science, this book provides a comprehensive review of the widely scattered scientific literature on aerobic fitness. The book covers a broad range of issues that focus on the interactions between physical activity, aerobic fitness, and health. This concise and very readable reference offers new insights about the physiological determinants of aerobic fitness; examines the status of current fitness levels among children, adults, and the elderly and discusses the pros and cons of the different population studies used to assess these levels; takes an in-depth look at the opposing view - nature vs. nurture - on the source of aerobic fitness; and identifies the many important health dividends of aerobic fitness and regular physical exercise. Each idea advanced in Aerobic Fitness and Health is thoroughly covered and rigorously documented to show a broad base of scientific support. Over 1,300 references make the book an excellent resource for those who want to investigate specific areas of aerobic research.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Pietro Tonino
This is a monograph dealing with aerobic health and fitness issues. This book discusses aerobic fitness and interaction between aerobic fitness and various sport activities. This book is intended primarily for exercise scientists, and the author appears to be a credible authority on this subject. Illustrations in this book are almost nonexistent, and the organization is confusing. This book has a limited audience. Exercise physiologists may find it interesting, but it does not appear to have a wide audience.
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A compendium of the widely scattered scientific literature on aerobic fitness, focusing on the interactions between physical activity, aerobic fitness, and health. The topics include the physiological determinants of aerobic fitness, current fitness levels among different population groups, the nature/nurture debate, and the health dividends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Pietro Tonino, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is a monograph dealing with aerobic health and fitness issues.
Purpose: This book discusses aerobic fitness and interaction between aerobic fitness and various sport activities.
Audience: This book is intended primarily for exercise scientists, and the author appears to be a credible authority on this subject.
Features: Illustrations in this book are almost nonexistent, and the organization is confusing.
Assessment: This book has a limited audience. Exercise physiologists may find it interesting, but it does not appear to have a wide audience.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880117258
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Credits
Ch. 1 Physical Activity, Aerobic Fitness, and Health 1
Ch. 2 Physiological Determinants of Aerobic Fitness 31
Ch. 3 Current Levels of Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness 81
Ch. 4 Aerobic Fitness: Nature or Nurture? 157
Ch. 5 The Goal of Improved Health 215
Appendix: Units of Fitness Measurement, Abbreviations, and Body Size Standardization 271
References 277
Index 349
About the Author 358
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