Biological Rhythms and Exercise / Edition 1

Biological Rhythms and Exercise / Edition 1

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


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… See more details below

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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.

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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)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction to chronobiology1
2Physiological rhythms at rest15
3Circadian rhythms in mental performance28
4Circadian rhythms in sports performance38
5Sleep and exercise62
6Time-zone transitions75
7The travelling athlete84
8Shiftwork96
9The menstrual cycle and exercise114
10Seasonal variations128
11Research methodology in chronobiology144
Index159

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