Written primarily for undergraduates but also for professionals needing a quick reference, this study guide describes how each body system responds to acute and chronic exercise, how such factors as nutrition and attitude fit in, and how exercise contributes to the general health of children, adults and seniors. It begins by examining the effects of force and power on energy, sources of energy, the effects of muscle contraction and control, pulmonary and cardiovascular adaptations, integrated neural and hormonal control of exercise, nutrition, ergogenic aids, training for performance, environmental stress, body composition, disease, and exercising by prescription. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of Contents
A. Fundamentals of exercise physiology. B. Bioenergetics for movement. C. Skeletal muscle contraction and control. D. Pulmonary adaptations to exercise. E. Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise. F. Integrated neural and hormonal control of exercise. G. Nutrition and ergogenic aids for sports performance. H. Training for performance. I. Exercise and environmental stress. J. Energy balance, body composition and health. K. Disease, exercise and health. L. Exercise prescription for health. Further Reading. Index.