Benefits and Hazards of Exercise / Edition 1

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Overview

This concise book addresses the important issues of long-term benefits and hazards of exercise in the healthy and those with specific chronic conditions. It will be of lasting value to all involved directly in sports medicine, and to family physicians
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The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: D. Allen Waterfield, PhD (University of Delaware)
Description: This is a compilation of in-depth reviews of 18 different health/exercise issues.
Purpose: It is intended to present a Socratic review of the recent research in areas that include exercise physiology, health promotion, and some of the social science approaches to behavior change.
Audience: The primary audience would be graduate level students interested in exercise physiology and/or health promotion. I do not believe that it would be considered as a primary text, although it could be a supplemental resource. It would be very appropriate for use in a seminar "issues" setting.
Features: The areas covered are quite divergent, from strategies to promote physical activity to bone density in male endurance athletes. Features include questions built into the text, very extensive bibliographies for each subject, and summary boxes within each section of the chapter. The contributors are among the very best and are truly international, giving the book at broad and balanced flavor.
Assessment: I find this book to be an exceptional resource for those who are faced with the physical activity questions of why to exercise and what happens when you do exercise. There is an open and honest approach to the negative consequences of exercise. The drawback that I see is that the topics are so disparate that it would not serve well as a text, nor would all of the topics be of interest to the majority of people in the profession.
D. Allen Waterfield
This is a compilation of in-depth reviews of 18 different health/exercise issues. It is intended to present a Socratic review of the recent research in areas that include exercise physiology, health promotion, and some of the social science approaches to behavior change. The primary audience would be graduate level students interested in exercise physiology and/or health promotion. I do not believe that it would be considered as a primary text, although it could be a supplemental resource. It would be very appropriate for use in a seminar ""issues"" setting. The areas covered are quite divergent, from strategies to promote physical activity to bone density in male endurance athletes. Features include questions built into the text, very extensive bibliographies for each subject, and summary boxes within each section of the chapter. The contributors are among the very best and are truly international, giving the book at broad and balanced flavor. I find this book to be an exceptional resource for those who are faced with the physical activity questions of why to exercise and what happens when you do exercise. There is an open and honest approach to the negative consequences of exercise. The drawback that I see is that the topics are so disparate that it would not serve well as a text, nor would all of the topics be of interest to the majority of people in the profession.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727914125
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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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