Physical Fitness and Exercise: An Overview


Quinzia Trevisano

Series: Physical Fitness, Diet and Exercise
BISAC: MED073000

This compilation discusses how low levels of physical activity and excess body weight are considered key health risks in modern societies. This may be attributed to changes in the social and built environment, along with technical advances that reduced the requirement for physical activity in daily living. The authors investigate population aging, the physiology of aging, and the prescription of physical activity for the elderly. In addition, the effects of oxidative stress on skeletal muscle during high-intense resistance training are studied, particularly focusing on reactive oxygen species.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Associations of Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Body Weight: Implications for Weight Management
(Clemens Drenowatz and Klaus Greier, Division of Physical Education, University of Education Upper Austria, Linz, Austria, and others)

Chapter 2. Aging Physiology and Physical Activity Prescription for Elderly
(Eduardo Borba Neves, Gabrielle Cristine Moura Fernandes Pucci and Francisco Jose Félix Saavedra, Brazilian Army Sports Commission, CDE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Effects of High-Intensity Resistance Training on Oxidative Stress
(Eduardo Borba Neves, Danielli Braga de Mello, Rogério Santos de Aguiar, Juliana Brandão Pinto de Castro and Rodrigo Gomes de Souza Vale, Brazilian Army Sports Commission, CDE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)


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