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Editors: Laura T. Allerton and Gloria P. Rutherfode
Book Description:
In the last 50 years significant numbers of men and women take little exercise in the course of their occupation. The computer keyboard, the rise of private transport, the world by television, household "labor saving" devices mean that with the minimal of physical effort people work and play. The benefits of doing regular exercise include a reduced risk of: heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and obesity. In addition, many people feel better about themselves during and after exercise. Regular exercise is also thought to help ease stress, anxiety, and mild depression. This book presents the latest research in this field.

Table of Contents:

Expert Commentary

Role of Regular Exercise on Vascular Health in Aging Women; pp. 1-4
(Hirofumi Tanaka, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, Texas)

Short Communication

The Female Athlete and Exercise-Induced Inflammation; pp. 5-14
(Sarah A. Hamilton, Timothy D. Mickleborough, Department of Kinesiology, Indian University, USA, Alina A. Ionescu, Section of Respiratory and Communicable Diseases University of Wales College of Medicine, Llandough Hospital, UK)

Lower Extremity Strength and Obstacle Walking in Early Postmenopausal Women; pp. 15-24
(Jill P Slack, Allan Adkin, Panagiota Klentrou, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, Canada)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Frontiers in Women's Cardiovascular Health Prevention: What Have We Learned So Far?; pp. 25-53
(Rebecca M. Scandrett, Sandip K. Mukherjee, Yale School of Medicine)

Chapter 2 - Sweat Slaves: An Exploration of Exercise Dependence in Males; pp. 55-78
(Haley M. MacDonald, Angela M. Thompson, Department of Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

Chapter 3 - Females' Strength Training Preferences (A Qualitative Examination of the Reasons for University - and Middle-Aged Women's Preferences for Strength Training Contexts; pp. 79-103
(Shauna M. Burke, Kim M. Shapcott, Albert V. Carron, The University of Western Ontario, Mark A. Eys, Laurentian University)

Chapter 4 - Delivering Inactivity? Transitions to Motherhood and its Effect on Physical Activity; pp. 105-127
(Ryan E. Rhodes, Kai H. B. Riecken, University of Victoria, Canada, Danielle Symons Downs, The Pennsylvania State University)

Chapter 5 - Physical Exercise and Cardiovascular Diseases in Women; pp. 129-150
(Graziella Castellano, Flora Affuso, Pasquale Di Conza, University of Naples "Federico II", Department of Clinical Medicine Cardiovascular and Immunologic Science)

Chapter 6 - Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women; pp. 151-170
(Mark Hamer, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK)

Chapter 7 - Declines in Efficacy for Gait and Balance in Older Women: The Role of Demographic Factors and Health Conditions;
pp. 171-184
(Katherine S. Morris, Liang Hu, Shawn E. Doerksen, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Chapter 8 - Benefits, Risks, and Patterns of Exercise during Pregnancy: A Focus on the Expectant Mother; pp. 185-197
(Uzma Karim, Kaberi Dasgupta, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Quebec)

Chapter 9 - Responses to Physical Activity: Gender Differences in Children; pp. 199-212
(Juliette Hussey, John Gormley, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 10 - Exercise and Women's Health: Results from FINMONICA Study; pp. 213-230
(Gang Hu, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Chapter 11 - Arterial Stiffness and Exercise in Women; pp. 231-240
(Takeshi Otsuki, Faculty of Social Work, St. Catherine University, Seiji Maeda, Institute of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 7 x 10, 257 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-182-1
   Status: AV
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