ISBN-10:
0736058389
ISBN-13:
9780736058384
Pub. Date:
10/25/2007
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging / Edition 1

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780736058384
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,217,636
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Albert W. Taylor, PhD, DSc, is a professor on the faculties of health sciences, medicine, and dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, where he teaches courses on healthy aging and the physiology of aging. He also researches the effects of exercise on the aging process—in particular, cancer precursors and metabolic enzyme activities. Professor Taylor has honorary appointments at the University of Toronto, Universite de Moncton, the Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport and Semmelweis University of Budapest Medical University.

During his career, Taylor has published more than 300 research and professional articles, including 54 books and manuals, and made over 500 presentations to scientific and academic groups in more than 100 countries. He has served as a peer reviewer for some 30 journals and 15 granting agencies and has supervised the research of more than 165 students, many of whom now hold leadership roles as research chairs, senior university administrators, and senior scientists with world-renowned status.

In recognition of his research, Taylor has received honorary doctorates from Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), London Institute for Applied Research (England), Semmelweis University (Hungary), and the Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport (Ukraine). He also has been inducted into five halls of fame and received recognition for his contributions to sport and science. Taylor is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and honorary life member of the Canadian Olympic Association. He has served as president of both the Sports Medicine and Science Council of Canada and Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Taylor has received the Honor Award from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, a Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Sport by the government of Ontario, and the International Wrestling Federation Pin of Merit.

Taylor received his PhD from Washington State University in 1967. Previously he was a member of the board of directors and the chair of the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, which is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. He has also served as the director of the Research Institute for Aging at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

In his free time, Taylor enjoys moose hunting, fishing, and playing duplicate bridge. He and his wife, Catherine, live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Michel J. Johnson, PhD, obtained his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, in the area of neurovascular physiology. His current research interests include strength training, skeletal muscle metabolism, and autonomic nervous system regulation in young and older subjects. He is currently an assistant professor of kinesiology and a research member with the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Safe Driving at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Johnson is a certified weightlifting coach and personal trainer. He is a member of both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

In addition to teaching and developing exercise prescription and physiology of aging courses at the university level, Johnson has been a course developer in interprofessional education and health. His experience in these areas combined with more than 15 years as a strength-training consultant for national teams and coaching associations has afforded him extensive practical experience in exercise prescription with athletes and nonathletes of all ages.

Johnson lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with his wife, Nicole, and his son, Patrick, where he spends his free time reading, resistance training, and walking.

Table of Contents

Part I. Physiological Systems, Age-Related Changes, and the Role of Physical Activity

Introduction
Physical and Cognitive Changes With Aging
The Process of Aging
Aging and Homeostatic Processes
Aging Demographics
Theories of Aging
Physical Activity and Aging
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 1. Cardiopulmonary System
Structure and Function
Age-Related Changes
Cardiovascular Disease and Age
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 2. Musculoskeletal System
Muscle Morphology
Age-Related Changes in Biochemical Properties
Skeletal Muscle, Aging, and Training
Age-Related Diseases Limiting Exercise
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 3. Nervous System
Overview of the Nervous System
Age-Related Diseases
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 4. Sensory Systems
Hearing
Vision
Touch
Smell and Taste
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Part II. Nutrition, Common Diseases, and the Role of Physical Activity

Chapter 5. Nutrition and Diabetes
Nutrition for Older Adults
Benefits of Exercise and Healthy Eating
Diabetes
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 6. Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Bone Function and Structure
Osteoporosis
Nutrition for bone health
Physical Activity for Bone Health
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Part III. Physiologic Adaptability to Training and Physical Activity

Chapter 7. A Functional Approach to Exercise
Principles of Exercise
Exercise Prescription
Exercise Programming
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 8. Training for Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness
Review of Exercise Physiology
Benefits of Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 9. Training for Muscular Fitness
Review of Exercise Physiology
Resistance Training Guidelines
The Challenge of Concurrent Training
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 10. Exercise Adherence and Safety Measures
Exercise Adherence
Safety
Programming Recommendations
Review Elements

Chapter 11. Older Athletes and Substance Abuse
Masters Athletes
Hormones
Anabolic Steroids
Analgesics and Anti-Inflammatories
Hypertension Medications
Other Medications
Dietary Supplementation and Ergogenics
Review Elements

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A textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate courses related to aging, physical activity and exercise in aging, and physiology of aging. Also a reference for exercise physiologists, gerontologists, gerokinesiologists, exercise scientists, health scientists, and movement practitioners working with older adults.

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