Biological Rhythms and Exercise / Edition 1

Biological Rhythms and Exercise / Edition 1

by T. Reilly, G. Atkinson, J. Waterhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192625241

ISBN-13: 9780192625243

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and on response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Often after a poor night's sleep or taking a "red-eye" flight into a different time-zone, one just doesn't feel like "themselves." This book aims to provide a comprehensive account of biological rhythms and how

Overview

The effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and on response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Often after a poor night's sleep or taking a "red-eye" flight into a different time-zone, one just doesn't feel like "themselves." This book aims to provide a comprehensive account of biological rhythms and how they affect exercise. Particular attention is given to sleep, its biological function, and the consequences for exercise performance of sleep loss. There are chapters devoted to the effects of disturbing the circadian body clock, such as when multiple time zones are crossed and jet-lag experienced. The effects of nocturnal shift work and seasonal variation are also covered. The interactions between exercise and the female menstrual cycle are explained and the issue of exercise during pregnancy discussed. Finally, there is a chapter devoted to research methods in chronobiology, the scientific discipline underpinning the content of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192625243
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Chronobiology
2. Physiological Circadian Rhythms at Rest
3. Circadian Rhythms in Mental Performance
4. Circadian Rhythms in Sports Performance
5. Sleep and Exercise
6. Chronobiology of Time-zone Transitions
7. The Travelling Athlete
8. Shiftwork
9. The Menstrual Cycle and Exercise
10. Seasonal Variations
11. Research Methodology in Chronobiology

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