Physical Activity and Health

ISBN-10: 0736050922

ISBN-13: 9780736050920

Edition: 2006

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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
History and Current Status of the Study of Physical Activity and Health
Why Study Physical Activity and Health?
Human Evolution, History, and Physical Activity
Burden of Chronic Diseases
Health and Its Determinants
Aging and Health
Defining Physical Activity and Physical Fitness
Physical Inactivity Versus Physical Activity
Summary
Review Materials
Historical Perspectives on Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Early Beliefs About Physical Activity and Health Scientific Inquiry on Exercise and Health
Evolution of Physical Activity Guidelines
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity and Fitness with Age Among Sex and Ethnic Groups
Physical Activity
Physical Fitness
In Closing...
Review Materials
Effects of Physical Activity on the Human Organism
Metabolic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Responses to Physical Activity
Relationship of Energy to Physical Activity
Oxygen Consumption and Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Exercise
Effect of Training, Age, and Gender on Maximal Oxygen Uptake
Application to Exercise Training and Physical Activity Interventions
Summary
Review Materials
Acute Response to Physical Activity and Exercise
Lipids and Lipoproteins
Insulin-Glucose Dynamics
Blood Pressure
Hematological Changes
Immune Function Responses
Responses Related to Energy Balance
Augmentation of Acute Effects by Training
Summary
Review Materials
Hormonal Response to Regular Physical Activity
Defining Hormones
Importance of Hormonal Regulation
Regular Physical Activity and Hormonal Adaptations
Summary and Conclusions
Review Materials
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation to Regular Physical Activity
Skeletal Muscle and Human Life
Muscle Cell-Composition, Structure, and Function
Muscle Fiber Types and Subtypes
Muscle Adaptation and Functional Consequences
Aging Muscle-The Role of Training
Summary
Review Materials
Response of Brain, Liver, Kidney, and Other Organs and Tissues to Regular Physical Activity
Acute Effects of Physical Activity
Chronic Effects of Physical Activity
Issues Requiring Further Research
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Mortality Rates
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Mortality
Biological Mechanisms
Summary and Conclusions
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Cardiac, Vascular, and Pulmonary Morbidities
Physical Inactivity and Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness As Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Morbidities
Physical Inactivity and Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness As Risk Factors for Pulmonary Morbidities
Biological Mechanisms
Role of Physical Activity in Patients With Cardiac, Vascular, and Pulmonary Morbidities
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Obesity
Definition and Problem of Overweight and Obesity
Fat Depots
Relationships Among Excess Weight, Physical Activity, and Fitness
Role of Physical Activity in Prevention and Treatment of Excess Weight
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes: Concept and Prevalence
Epidemiology, Etiology, and Complications of Type 2 Diabetes
Impact of Physical Activity on Insulin and Glucose Metabolism
Epidemiological Evidence Indicating Benefits of Physical Activity in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Summary of Randomized Controlled Trials on the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Importance of Regular Physical Activity for People With Type 2 Diabetes
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Cancer
Importance of Cancer
How Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Decrease the Risk of Developing Cancer
How We Study Whether Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Decrease the Risk of Developing Cancer
Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Site-Specific Cancers
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Joint and Bone Health
Burden of Selected Musculoskeletal Diseases in the Population
Dose-Response Relationships Between Physical Activity and Injury, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis
Physical Activity, Bone Development and Maintenance, and Preservation of Function
Challenges in Defining Exposure Data for Musculoskeletal Outcomes
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Muscular Fitness, and Health
History of Resistance Training and Its Role in Health
Fundamental Aspects of Resistance Training
Resistance Training Throughout the Life Span
Resistance Training in Disease and Disability
Summary and Conclusions
Review Materials
Exercise and Its Effects on Mental Health
Models of Exercise and Mental Health Research
Exercise and Anxiety
Exercise and Depression
Proposed Explanations for the Psychological Benefits of Exercise
Detrimental Psychological Responses to Exercise
Summary
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Children
Cardiovascular Health
Bone Health and Osteoporosis
Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity in Youth
Conclusions
Review Materials
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Aging
The Aging Process
Methodological Considerations in Aging Research
Demographics of Physical Activity Among Older Adults
Dimensions of Physical Activity and Their Relationship to Health and Function in Aging
Programmatic Issues in Promoting Physical Activity in Older Populations
Summary
Review Materials
Risks of Physical Activity
Risks of Physical Activity and Sport Participation
Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Benefits
Recommendations for Future Research
Summary
Review Materials
How Much Is Required and What Are the Delivery Modes?
Dose-Response Issues in Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Principles Guiding the Body's Response to Activity
Components of the Physical Activity Dose
Factors Determining Optimal Activity Dose
Physical Activity Versus Fitness When Considering Dose for Health Benefits
Summary and Conclusions
Review Materials
Physical Activity and Exercise Programs
What Are Physical Activity and Exercise Programs?
Settings for Physical Activity and Exercise Programs
Strengths of Structured Versus Unstructured Programs
Physical Activity and Exercise Programs for Subpopulations and Groups
Summary of the Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions
Review Materials
New Challenges and Opportunities
Genetic Differences in the Relationships Among Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Basics of Human Genetics
Events in Human Genes and Genomes
Genetic Variation Among Sedentary People
Individual Differences in Response to Regular Exercise
Genes and Responses to Exercise
Trait-Specific Response to Exercise
Summary and Perspective
Review Materials
An Integrated View of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Chapter Overview
Physical Activity versus Inactivity: Universal Value Versus Damaging Consequences
Developing and Implementing Physical Activity Plans
Research Questions and Issues
Summary and Conclusions
Review Materials
References
Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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