Exercise in health and disease

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Title translated into German:Koerperliches Training in Gesundheit und bei Erkrankungen
Author:Nagle, Francis J.; Montoye, Henry J.
Published:Springfield (Ill.): Thomas (Verlag), 1981, 326 S., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Book
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU198302017853


The first of three sections, Exercise and lung function in health and disease, discusses the responses of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to acute and chronic exercise. It includes the responses of normal and patient groups to both dynamic and static or isometric exercise, and it focuses on factors which limit exercise capacity. Topics include Adaptation to exercise in children with cystic fibrosis; Ventilatory acclimatization to high altitude; and Oxygen transport: a limiting factor in aerobic capacity? Exercise and metabolism examines mans metabolic responses to physical activity. Skeletal muscle ultrastructure and Fiber types in prepubescent children; Oxygen consumption during exercise and recovery; The 1979 Canadian ski marathon: A natural experiment in hypothermia; and Physical activity: a preventive and maintenance modality for bone loss with age are among the subjects featured. Exercise as a rehabilitation tool is the focus of the final section, Exercise in disease prevention and therapy. Physiological and psychological factors involved in exercise program adherence are emphasized in chapters such as Metabolic costs and feasibility of water support exercise for the elderly; Prediction of adherence to habitual physical activity; Alternations inanxiety following exercise and rest: and Psychological benefits of physical activity. Klappentext