Exercise Physiology in Special Populations: Advances in Sport and Exercise Science
1 Jan 2008
John P. Buckley
"Exercise Physiology in Special Populations" covers the prevalent health conditions that are either linked to an inactive lifestyle or whose effects can be ameliorated by increasing physical activity and physical fitness. The book explores physiological aspects of obesity and diabetes before moving on to cardiac disease, lung disease, arthritis and back pain, aging and older people, bone health, the female participant, neurological and neuromuscular disorders, and spinal chord injury.The author team includes many of the UK's leading researchers and exercise science and rehabilitation practitioners that specialize in each of the topic areas. New to the popular "Advances in Sport and Exercise Science" series, this book covers key aspects of exercise physiology including: Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiac Dysfunction; Neurological disorders (Strokes, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury); Spinal cord injuries; Obesity and Diabetes; Amputees; Downs syndrome; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Musculo-rheumatological disorders and pain; Bone Health; Older People; HIV/Aids; and, the female exercise participant.