Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life / Edition 1by Vilberto Stocchi
Over the last decade studies have shown that physical exercise plays an important role in maintaining an individual's psycho-physical balance. In particular, it has been demonstrated that prolonged regular physical activity (now defined in scientific publications as chronic physical activity) helps to significantly reduce the incidence of neurodegenerative and… See more details below
Over the last decade studies have shown that physical exercise plays an important role in maintaining an individual's psycho-physical balance. In particular, it has been demonstrated that prolonged regular physical activity (now defined in scientific publications as chronic physical activity) helps to significantly reduce the incidence of neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases, which are often associated with ageing, while at the same time bolstering the immune system.
Promoting physical activity therefore helps preventing today's major health challenges, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiorespiratory diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, and cancer, thus leading to a reduction in healthcare costs and freeing up resources for future generations.
The volume will be an essential reading for all health professionals and for residents in medicine and in health and physical exercise.
- Springer Milan
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- Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
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- 0.51(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)
Table of ContentsMetabolic 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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