Physical activity and health claude bouchard
Physical Activity and Health by Claude BouchardSedentary habits have been identified as a major public health problem in many countries. The timely Physical Activity and Health addresses an unmet need by providing a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between physical activity and health outcomes.
Physical Activity and Health is the first textbook to bring together the results of the most important studies in this rapidly changing field and offers a detailed yet concise and clear presentation of key concepts. The text provides a conceptual framework to help readers relate results from single studies or collections of studies to the overall paradigm linking physical activity and physical fitness to health.
Written by Claude Bouchard and other leading scientists from around the world, this richly illustrated textbook offers information unmatched in accuracy and reliability. Where other books have simply promoted physical activity for the individual or a population, this book completely integrates and examines the relationship between physical activity and health by
-providing a history of physical activity, including how levels of physical activity have changed over time and how this has affected the overall health of society;
-highlighting the differences in the effects of physical activity on fitness across age, gender, and ethnic groups;
-describing how various systems of the human body respond to physical activity;
-illustrating the relationship between physical activity and health concerns such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and mental health;
-offering guidance for determining the proper amount and type of exercise to be undertaken; and
-suggesting new directions for research in this growing and changing field.
The text explains the latest advances in understanding the effects of acute and chronic participation in physical activity and reviews the relationships between regular physical activity and health outcomes, including cardiovascular morbidities, mental health, and all-cause mortality. It also focuses on the prevention of diseases, quality of life, and well-being.
The textbook offers the following features:
-Chapter outlines that provide a user-friendly, conceptual framework
-Key concepts, definitions, and study questions that simplify the review process
-179 illustrations, 54 tables, and 51 photographs that clarify the text and emphasize key concepts
Physical Activity and Health is organized into five parts. Part I defines the basic concepts, traces the history of the field, and summarizes evidence accumulated on the relationship between levels of physical activity and fitness and variations with age, between genders, and among ethnic groups. Part II describes the latest advances in understanding the effects of acute and chronic participation in physical activity. Part III reviews the relationships between regular physical activity and health outcomes--including cardiovascular morbidities, mental health, and all-cause mortality--and the levels of fitness and the same health outcomes. Part IV focuses on the how and deals with dose-response issues and types of exercise programs. Part V explores how advances in genetics challenge our understanding of the complex relationships between physical activity, fitness, and health. It offers a practical integration of all the issues discussed in the preceding chapters.
Some of the finest scientists in the field from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia collaborated on this comprehensive resource. Readers can feel confident that they are receiving the most accurate information currently available on physical activity and health in any textbook.
Physical Activity and Health
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This work is aimed as a course text for a wide range of subjects including: kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, public health, health promotion, preventive medicine and human biology programmes. This is the first textbook to integrate research findings into the implications of physical activity levels on health. It presents readers with a conceptual framework at the beginning of each chapter, facilitating comprehension and retention; while key concepts and study questions will assist them in reviewing the material at the end of the chapter. It contains close to illustrations, charts, graphs, tables and photos for ease of learning. Claude Bouchard, PhD, is executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Centre and has four decades of research experience in physical activity, physiology, metabolism and indicators of health taking into account the genetic uniqueness of individuals.
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