Exercise Physiology in Special Populations

Advances in Sport and Exercise Science

Series Editor:

  • Don MacLaren, Professor of Sports Nutrition, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Edited by

  • Neil Spurway, MA, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK


  • John Buckley, BPE, MSc, PhD, BASES, Accr, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Exercise & Nutrition Science, University of Chester; Founding Managing Partner, Lifestyle Exercise & Physiotherapy Centre, Shrewsbury, UK

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, ageing 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 specialise in each of the topic areas.
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Undergraduate students in sport science (Undergraduate modules in exercise physiology (BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences)), exercise science, human physiology, biomedical sciences. The more practical aspects may also be of interest to athletes, coaches and team doctors.


Book information

  • Published: August 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10343-8