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Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology

Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology

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    Students entering advanced study of environmental physiology may have little experience in researching environmental physiology or may not realize the depth and breadth of the field. Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology offers the first complete look at the scope and major ideas of environmental exercise physiology. It provides students with a solid grounding in prominent research topics and a thorough understanding of the key concepts and current debates in the field.

    Using an integrative approach, Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, the first book in Human Kinetics’ Advanced Exercise Physiology series, considers the human capacity to exercise in and tolerate various environments. Readers will examine the major impact of each environment explored, and they will discover areas of current debate to stimulate further research. The text also helps students directly link the research to athletic and occupational situations in various environments.

    Through Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, students will learn the following:

    •    The initial physiological responses upon exposure to an environment that a person is not adapted to

    •    How the body adapts to repeated exposure to an environment

    •    How various environments affect the ability to exercise and work

    •    Individual variability in response to stressful environments

    Readers will also gain a firm knowledge of the application of basic exercise physiology to specific environmental stressors by looking at the countermeasures that people can take to minimize the impact of environmental stressors. Among the issues explored in this text are the effects of heat, hydration, and cold in the thermal environment; diving, altitude training, and other pressure effects on the human system; and the influences tthat pollution and air quality have on exercise. The text also explores the microgravity (space) environment and chronobiological rhythms and their effects on exercise performance.

    Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology addresses the primary environmental factors affecting people when they are exercising and competing in sport, and it provides evidence-based information with numerous references. By linking research with recommendations for real-world situations, this text serves as an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike.

    Human Kinetics’ Advanced Exercise Physiology series offers books for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals in exercise science and kinesiology. These books highlight the complex interaction of the various systems both at rest and during exercise. Each text in this series offers a clear and concise explanation of the system and details how each is affected by acute exercise and chronic exercise training.

    Audience

    Text for graduate-level and upper-level undergraduate courses in exercise physiology and exercise science. Also a reference for exercise and sports medicine specialists.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview of Environmental Physiology

    Interdisciplinary Design Issues

    Common Terminology in Environmental Physiology

    Common Research Themes

    Summary

    Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Temperature Regulation

    Heat Balance Equation and Factors Affecting Heat Exchange

    Models of Thermoregulatory Control

    Thermal Stress Scales

    Summary

    Chapter 3. Heat Stress

    Direct Effects of Hyperthermia

    Pace Selection With Hyperthermia

    Individual Variability in Heat Tolerance

    Cooling Strategies

    Summary

    Chapter 4. Hydration Strategies for Exercise

    Physiology of Fluid Balance

    Developing a Hydration Strategy

    Summary

    Chapter 5. Cold Air Exposure

    Manual Function in the Cold

    Cold Injuries to the Extremities

    Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Cold

    Summary

    Chapter 6. Cold Water Immersion

    Sudden Immersion and Cold Shock

    Muscle Failure in the Cold

    Hypothermia

    Post-Rescue Collapse

    Summary

    Chapter 7. Diving and Hyperbaric Physiology

    The Physics of Diving

    Respiratory Responses to a Hyperbaric Environment

    Barotrauma

    Decompression Sickness

    Inert Gas Narcosis

    Saturation Diving

    Summary

    Chapter 8. Training and Performing at Moderate Altitude

    Models of Physiological Responses to Hypoxic Stimulus

    Genetic Basis of Altitude Performance

    Live Low, Train High

    Live High, Train High

    Live High, Train Low

    Hyperoxia

    Considerations in Applying Altitude Training

    Summary

    Chapter 9. Mountaineering and High Altitude Physiology

    Physiological Responses to High and Extreme Altitudes

    High Altitude Illnesses

    Summary

    Chapter 10. Microgravity and Spaceflight

    The Microgravity Environment

    Physiological Responses to Microgravity

    Exercise Countermeasures

    Extravehicular Activity Physiology

    Spacesuit Design

    Radiation Exposure

    Summary

    Chapter 11. Exercise in Polluted Environments

    Air Quality Indices

    Ozone Effects on Health and Exercise

    Managing Air Pollution for Athletes

    Summary

    Chapter 12.Chronobiological Rhythms and Exercise Performance

    Sleep–Wake Cycle Basics

    Circadian Pattern in Exercise Capacity

    Sleep Deprivation

    Shift Work

    Jet Lag

    Summary

    Afterword

    Appendix

    References

    About the Author