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Understanding fitness : how exercise fuels health and fights disease

Author: J K Silver; Christopher Morin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Series: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In addition to explaining how and why exercise powers us and promotes longer life, Understanding Fitness includes a review of social factors affecting exercise. Exercise for specific conditions - from arthritis to cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis - is also addressed.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Understanding fitness.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
(OCoLC)623263305
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J K Silver; Christopher Morin
ISBN: 9780275994945 0275994945
OCLC Number: 190786088
Description: viii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Historical exercise traditions from a health perspective / James Whorton --
Cardiovascular health benefits / Matthew N. Bartels --
Pulmonary health benefits / Jason E. Frankel and Nicholas S. Hill --
Strength training health benefits / Daniel Dodd and Brent Alvar --
Flexibility health benefits / Jason E. Frankel --
Functional training health benefits / Jeffrey C. Ives and Betsy Keller --
Sport-specific health benefits / Jennifer Baima and William Mosi Jones --
Exercise and obesity / Daniel S. Rooks and George L. Blackburn --
Exercise and diabetes / Jacqueline Shahar and Osama Hamdy --
Exercise and arthritis / Philip Blount --
Exercise and osteoporosis / Christopher Morin and Jennifer Morin --
Exercise and fibromyalgia / Kim Dupree Jones, Janice H. Hoffman, and Diane G. Adams --
Exercise and cancer / Kathleen Y. Wolin --
Exercise and gastrointestinal disorders / Gerard Mullin and Ghazaleh Aram.
Series Title: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
Responsibility: edited by Julie K. Silver and Christopher Morin.
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Explains how movement can fuel health and recovery from illness. This work includes a review of factors including historical exercise traditions and other fitness fads. It details the health benefits  Read more...

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