Sport Exercise and Environmental Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443073588

Sport Exercise and Environmental Physiology

1st Edition

Authors: Thomas Reilly Jim Waterhouse
Paperback ISBN: 9780443073588
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 9th September 2004
Page Count: 256

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This thorough book collates the relationships between exercise and the environment into one efficient volume. The aim of this text is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the environmental influences that impact the individual when exercising or competing in sport. The main environmental factors are considered, and the physiological reactions to discrete environmental stresses are described and methods of adaptation or coping are explained.

Key Features

  • Evidence-based information and highly respected references dominates the text, lending credibility to the material.
  • The coverage maintains strong focus throughout, placing constant emphasis on the physics and physiology of the environmental stress.
  • Helpful information on the impact on the individual doing activity offers other important information, necessary to real-world practice.
  • The issues of acclimatization are addressed before recommendations, helping practitioners to cope with common issues.

Table of Contents

1 Exercise and the environment: an ergonomics approach.
2 Exercise in the heat.
3 Exercise in the cold.
4 Altitude stress and hypoxia .
5 Underwater sports.
6 The stress of travel .
7 The effects of space flight .
8 Air quality .
9 Noise.
10 Living and exercising in hostile environments.


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About the Authors

Thomas Reilly

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Jim Waterhouse