A Scientific and Clinical Overview

September 2023
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  • Published
    8th September 2023
  • ISBN 9781800621831
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
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This book is about exercise -- what it is, what it does to the individual, how it is measured and most of all what benefits it brings. Beginning with an introduction to the history and biology of exercise, it then reviews the interactions between exercise and specific diseases, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer and many more, before considering exercise in a wider health context.

The book covers:

  • Current societal norms, as well as the social and economic costs of inactivity;
  • Exercise for life - from starting young, to pregnancy, longevity and frailty;
  • Complications of exercise;
  • The intersections of behavioral psychology and exercise, such as encouragement and excuse making.
With comprehensive and clear explanations based on sound science, yet written in an approachable and accessible style, this book is a valuable resource for students of public health, medicine, physiotherapy, sports science, coaching and training.

Hugh Bethell

Dr. Hugh Bethell was a General Practitioner in Alton, England for over 40 years, with a specialism in cardiac rehabilitation. During this time, he established the highly successful Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He has been involved with research in this field for over 40 years and has written extensively on the subject. In the early 90s he was the driver in setting up the British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (now the British Association for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation) and became its first President. In 1995 he was awarded an MBE for his work in this field. He has been a great advocate of the benefits of exercise and has lectured and taught on the subject extensively.

David Brodie

Emeritus Professor David Brodie was head of the Department of Physical Education and Movement Science at the University of Liverpool for 20 years. He then moved to Buckinghamshire to join Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub's group at Harefield Hospital, where he worked on new methods of assessing patients waiting for heart transplantation. He has written 250 publications, including writing or co-writing six academic texts. He was awarded his DSc in 2010.

exercise; human health; human fitness; human illnesses; sports training; exercise and behavior; encouragement to exercise; human disease; exercise history; muscles and exercise; sports science; preventative health measures; health promotion; exercise physiology; exercise psychology; human inactivity; sedentary behaviour; human frailty; exercise and disease; physical fitness