Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life / Edition 1

Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life / Edition 1

by Vilberto Stocchi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 8847015537

ISBN-13: 9788847015531

Pub. Date: 12/22/2010

Publisher: Springer Milan

The aim of this volume is to underline that promoting physical activity is crucial to preventing illness and maintaining our health, thus leading to a reduction in healthcare costs. Over the last decade studies have shown that physical exercise plays an important role in maintaining an individual's psycho-physical balance. Physical activity therefore helps in

Overview

The aim of this volume is to underline that promoting physical activity is crucial to preventing illness and maintaining our health, thus leading to a reduction in healthcare costs. Over the last decade studies have shown that physical exercise plays an important role in maintaining an individual's psycho-physical balance. Physical activity therefore helps in tackling today's major health challenges, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiorespiratory diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788847015531
Publisher:
Springer Milan
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Metabolic Modifications and Physical Exercise.- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity.- Physical Inactivity is the Main Cause of the Metabolic Syndrome.- Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Physical Exercise.- Exercise-Induced Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Skeletal Muscle.- Genetic Vs. Acquired Fitness: Cardiomyocyte Adaptations.- Molecular Modifications Induced by Physical Exercise: A Significant Role in Disease Prevention.- Physical Exercise and Oxidative Stress.- The Contribution of Reactive Oxygen Species in Sarcopenia and Muscle Aging.- Mitochondrial Alteration in Aging and Diseases.- Mitochondria: The Dark Side.- Mitochondrial Pathogenesis of Myopathies Due to Collagen VI Mutations.- Mitochondria in Cell Life and Death.- Nutrition, Physical Exercise and Obesity.- Evaluation of Nutritional State in Individuals that Practice Fitness.- Physical Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity.- Physical Exercise - Health and Wellness: Sociological and Psychological Aspects.- Techniques for Assessing the Quality of Life with a Particular Emphasis on Physical Exercise.- Effects of Physical Exercise on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Diabetes and Obesity.- A Longitudinal Investigation of Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Italian University Students.

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