Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise

ISBN-10: 1591021928

ISBN-13: 9781591021926

Edition: 2004

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Sam and the Coyote
Trouble in Paradise
Hunter-Gatherers Lost in Cyberspace
Out of Africa
Homo sapiens sapiens
The Shangri-la Villagers
Old-Fashioned Americans
The Twentieth Century: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Optional Premature Death in America
High-Risk Sports
The Birth of the Blues
The Dark Side of Americanization
The Silicon Zoo
Choices
Part-time Contemporary Primitives
How Many of Us Exercise?
Who Are the Exercisers?
Why Do We Do It?
The Research Groups
Personal Challenge and Self-Image
Health and Fitness
Weight Control
Mood Improvement
Centering
Afterglow
Experience and Mood
Gender, Exercise, and Mood
Social Motives
Competition
Addictions
Summing Up
Some Basic Concepts
Anaerobic and Aerobic Energy Production
Aerobic Training and Cardiorespiratory Fitness
The 1998 ACSM Fitness Report
Monitoring Training Intensity
Resistance Training
Heartbeats in the Bank
Exercise and Mental Health
Moods and Self-Esteem
Just What Are Moods?
The Ways of Scientists
The Early Studies
Some Quasi-Experiments
True Experiments
The Experimental Evidence: Conclusions
Epidemiological Evidence
Too Much of a Good Thing
Changing How We Feel about Ourselves
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Normal Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety in Normal Populations
How Do We Measure Anxiety?
Reviews of Research on Exercise and Anxiety
Exercise to Reduce State Anxiety: What Kind?
How Hard?
Duration?
Durability of Effects
Trait Anxiety
The Mechanisms: Psychological Theories
Physiological Mechanisms
Neurotransmitter Mechanisms
Subsyndromal Anxiety: Mechanisms and Treatment
Exercise Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder
Phobic Disorders
Summing Up
Another View of Anxiety
Depression and Mood Disorders
Criteria for a Major Depressive Episode
Criteria for Dysthymic Disorder
Meta-Analyses: Exercise Treatment and Depression
Epidemiological Investigations
Exercise and Subsyndromal Depression: Experimental Studies
Anaerobic versus Aerobic Exercise
Exercise Treatment with Hospitalized Patients
Exercise versus Zoloft
Walking and Talking with Patients
When Is Exercise Treatment Appropriate?
Hypothesized Mechanisms: Psychological Theories
Biochemical Theories
The Biochemical Effects of Exercise
Summing Up
Substance Use and Other Mental Disorders
Substance-Use Disorders
Substance Dependence
Substance Abuse
Bipolar Disorder
Other Mental Disorders
Summing Up
Exercise and Physical Health
The Wellness Umbrella
A Matter of Life and Death
Exercise and Longevity
Physical Activity and Strokes
Exercise and Disability
The Mechanisms
Coronary Arteries and Aerobic Training
Increased Cooling Capacity
Changes in Blood Chemistry
Exercise and Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Other Forms of Cancer
Exercise and Diabetes
Exercise and Osteoarthritis
Exercise and Osteoporosis
Exercise and Immune Function
Back to the Surgery Ward
An Exercise Formula for Weight Loss
How Do We Know If We're Overweight?
Just How Dangerous Are Those Extra Pounds?
Life Just Isn't Fair
Diets, Exercise, and Metabolic Rates
The Solutions
Fit and Fat
The Fat-Burning Mantra
Converting Our Muscles into Fat Burners
How Do We Decide What to Eat?
Some Thoughts on Weight-Loss Strategies
The Risks
Exercise and Sudden Death
Age and Atherosclerosis
Catch-22
Injuries
Exercise Abuse and Dependency
Confessions of a Born-Again Runner
The Art of Embracing Sweat
How Can I Make Myself Do It?
Realistic Goals
The Chunky Masses Are Not Our Friends
Television and Video Games Are Not Our Friends
A Personal Odyssey
Too Many Responsibilities, Too Little Time
Getting Our Priorities Straight
The Power of Knowledge
Doing It
Who We Are and What We Need
Avoiding Problems
Stretching, Warm-Up, and Cool-Down
Injuries
A Walking Program
Epilogue: A Bridge over Troubled Waters
Using Exercise to Cope with Stress
The Truth Cookies
Notes
Index
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