How Sport and Physical Activity Could Contribute to Human Survival

Author: Earle F. Zeigler

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426989741

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 2692

The author's purpose in writing this book was to show readers that sport and related physical activity assumed greater or lesser importance starting with primitive societies and continuing to the present day. Sport and physical activity helped people in a variet of ways as they lived out their lives.
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Remaking the Male Body

Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

Author: Joan Tumblety

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636894

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7641

Remaking the Male Body looks at interwar physical culture as a set of popular practices and as a field of ideas. It takes as its central subject the imagined failure of French manhood that was mapped out in this realm by physical culturist 'experts', often physicians. Their diagnosis of intertwined crises in masculine virility and national vitality was surprisingly widely shared across popular and political culture. Theirs was a hygienist and sometimes overtly eugenicist conception of physical exercise and national strength that suggests the persistence of fin-de-siècle pre-occupations with biological degeneration and regeneration well beyond the First World War. Joan Tumblety traces these patterns of thinking about the male body across a seemingly disparate set of voices, all of whom argued that the physical training of men offered a salve to France's real and imagined woes. In interrogating a range of sources, from get-fit manuals and the popular press, to the mobilising campaigns of popular politics on left and right and official debates about physical education, Tumblety illustrates how the realm of male physical culture was presented as an instrument of social hygiene as well as an instrument of political struggle. In highlighting the purchase of these concerns in the interwar years, the book ultimately sheds light on the roots of Vichy's project for masculine renewal after the military defeat of 1940.
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Sex Differences in Sports Medicine

Author: Ellen Casey, MD,Monica Rho, MD,Joel Press, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617052493

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3316

This is the first book dedicated to the musculoskeletal, physiological, hormonal, and other differences between the sexes as they manifest in sports medicine. Organized anatomically from head to toe, this unique reference focuses on the sex-specific differences of men and women to inform clinical care and the management of common sports injuries. Other chapters cover nutrition, hormones, concussion, pain, sports cardiology and pulmonology, and the particular care of adolescent and geriatric patients. The editors have assembled a world-class team of specialists to collaborate on each chapter, and specially commissioned illustrations and tables help visualize the data and findings. While some books focus on “the female athlete” as a discrete category, this book discusses how the many physical stresses of athletics affect both sexes based on the inherent biological differences. The goal is to foster a more comprehensive understanding of the latest research and practice in sports medicine as it applies to all patients. As the field of sports medicine has grown exponentially over the last few decades, this book will serve as an essential resource for physicians, trainers, coaches, and anyone involved in athletics and medicine. Key Features: Provides an evidence-based review of how sex differences affect the risk of injury, presentation, and clinical course of sports-related injuries Anatomically based chapters highlight differences in static structures, dynamic movement, and pathology between the sexes Authors summarize key differences at the end of each chapter Includes special chapters on running and throwing, sports cardiology, sports pulmonology, nutrition, and unique athlete populations
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Socio-cultural Foundations of Physical Education & Educational Sport

Author: Earle F. Zeigler

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260932

Category: Education

Page: 357

View: 3963

This text is designed to help the reader develop an understanding of the socio-cultural foundations of developmental physical activity as they relate to the developing profession of physical education and educational sport. These foundations all lead in the direction of developing a better understanding of life and living. Such understanding should be of the past as well as the present. Additionally, it should continue on as we peer into an unknown future.
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Diabetes and Physical Activity

Author: J.H. Goedecke,E.O. Ojuka

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318025771

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 9719

Presenting current knowledge regarding the relationship between exercise and diabetes, this publication discusses in detail the physiologic, molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in this interaction. Further, the book presents valuable information on the role of exercise in the treatment and management of diabetes through the life course, including gestational diabetes, diabetes in children, and in the elderly. Notably, the role of diet in modulating the relationship between exercise and diabetes is explored, and for the first time, the importance of sedentary behavior, rather than exercise, is highlighted. The current public health guidelines for type 2 diabetes are presented, as well as practical recommendations for the management of type 1 diabetes. Finally, in each chapter areas of further investigations are emphasized. The book provides a valuable and up-to-date overview and is highly recommended to researchers, students, clinicians, including physicians, dieticians, biokineticists, physiotherapists, nurses and diabetes educators.
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Childhood Obesity

A Biobehavioral Perspective

Author: Norman Kretchmer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780936923055

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 1513

This volume highlights recent research findings which elucidate the biological and behavioral underpinnings of childhood obesity. The book is divided into four sections: Perspectives, Determinants, Prevention, and Treatment. Topics include the social and psychological factors that comprise the obese child's world; eating patterns early in life and their influence on adiposity later in development; two types of opoid peptides, their respective receptor sites, and the effects they produce when released; putative relationships between food preferences and obesity; relationships between inactivity and obesity; design and implementation of school-based programs to prevent obesity in school children; medical care to the obese child and family; metabolic factors of dieting; the role of parental and family influences in childhood obesity; and treatment intervention. The book is a must for advanced graduate students and practitioners in medicine and psychology dealing with child health. It is an invaluable reference for clinicians and researchers alike.
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The Dimensions of Sport Sociology

Author: March L. Krotee

Publisher: Leisure Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5020

Posted in Social Science

Exercise and Sport in Feminist Therapy

Constructing Modalities and Assessing Outcomes

Author: Ruth Hall,Carole Oglesby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317718909

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 142

View: 5700

Integrate physical activity into feminist therapy! This book explores the healing use of exercise and sport as a helpful adjunct to therapy from several therapeutic orientations within the feminist context. It looks at the ways that feminist orientations challenge the mind-body dichotomy and explores the benefits of integrating physical activity, exercise, and sport into therapy. From the editors: “The contributors to this book display a diversity of theory and research approaches, including the integration of the exercise/sport sciences and exercise physiology. This volume is unique in that there has been comparatively little written about the use of exercise in therapy even though exercise is a wonderful and useful intervention tool in the treatment of depression, stress, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain. This book illustrates how exercise can be applied to inpatient and outpatient populations, to the neurotic, and to the chronically mentally ill. Exercise can reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, as well as address physical problems such as obesity. Exercise can give one a sense of mastery and self-confidence. As our authors suggest, exercise must be tailored to specific issues and client populations and diagnoses, level of functioning, age, overall health, and cultural context must all be taken into account.” Exercise and Sport in Feminist Therapy: Constructing Modalities and Assessing Outcomes examines: the theory supporting the use of physicality to enhance various types of psychotherapy—psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, constructivist, narrative, and organismic/systems practical methods of integrating exercise into varied orientations an exercise program for women with fibromyalgia a way to use exercise to enhance rehabilitation from breast cancer the use of exercise in group therapy for women suffering with chronic mental illness the “tend and befriend” model, which can help clients to meet their exercise program responsibilities
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Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

International Perspectives

Author: Ken Hardman,Ken Green

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263125

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 9902

This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.
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Physical Education and Sport

An Introduction

Author: Earle F. Zeigler

Publisher: Lea & Febiger

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 2177

Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.
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The Political Injustice Affecting Our Schools, Teachers and Students

Affecting Our Schools, Teachers and Students

Author: Dr. G.V. Hair

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469196115

Category: Social Science

Page: 105

View: 1692

Why do politicians always claim our teachers and our educational system is failing our students? Of course they claim an American student is lagging behind the rest of the worlds students, but is this really the truth or do politicians have other societal and political reasons that need to be looked at? The lack of support our federal and state politicians give to our teachers and our American educational system is embarrassing. For the last 25 years politicians have used selective statistics and fear tactics to manipulate the public into believing our teachers and our American educational system has denied our students a solid education. American Teachers and the American School System Did Not Fail Our Students, is the first book to address the idea that our teachers and our American educational system were used as a political scapegoat to advance political careers and to promote a standardized form of society. The book will be composed of an introduction with eight chapters. The introduction will describe the reasons for writing a book to support teachers and American educational system. The eight chapters that follow will describe different aspects of the educational environment and how they have been influenced by the standardized movement.
Posted in Social Science

Physical Activity and Health

Author: Claude Bouchard,Steven N. Blair,William L. Haskell

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582832

Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 580

The human body is designed for activity. For most of our history, physical activity was required for survival, but technological advances have eliminated much of the need for hard physical labor. As our activity levels have dropped, it has become clear that a physically inactive lifestyle can lead to a host of health problems. Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive treatment of the research on the benefits of a physically active lifestyle in comparison with the harmful consequences of physical inactivity. Written by leading scientists from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, brings together the results of the most important studies on the relationship between physical activity, sedentarism, and various health outcomes. The second edition has been fully updated based on the latest advances in this rapidly changing field and expanded to include the following new content: • A chapter on the physiology of inactivity and the effects of sedentary behavior even in people who engage in appropriate amounts of physical activity, which is an area of growing interest • More extensive coverage of physical activity, aging, and the brain, including a new chapter on the relationship between physical activity and brain structures and functions • A chapter on the development of national and international physical activity and health guidelines, which will help readers better understand how scientific findings are converted into practical recommendations Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, offers a detailed yet concise presentation of key concepts as well as a framework to help readers relate results from single studies or collections of studies to the overall paradigm linking physical activity and physical fitness to health. For each of the topics covered, the text provides an overview of the most important research findings, discusses the limitations of the current knowledge base, and identifies directions for future investigation. At the core of the text is a review of our current understanding of how physical activity affects health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity as well as aging and mental health. The text identifies sedentary living habits and poor fitness as major public health problems and examines the potential of physical activity to prevent disease and enhance quality of life. This complete resource also looks at the evolution of the field of physical activity and health; variations in physical activity levels across age, sex, and ethnic groups; the body’s physiological responses to physical activity; dose-response issues; and the influence of genetics on physical activity, fitness, and health. The book ends with an integration of the issues covered and discusses new opportunities for research. The second edition of Physical Activity and Health continues to offer clear, user-friendly coverage of the most important concepts and research in the field. Numerous special features will aid readers in their comprehension of the material. Chapter outlines and callout boxes help readers key in on important topics and focus their reading, and chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, and study questions provide tools for review and self-testing. Commonly used acronyms and abbreviations are found on the interior covers for handy reference. Where other books have simply promoted physical activity for the individual or a population, Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, completely integrates current knowledge of the relationship between physical activity and health. With contributions from some of the finest scientists in the field, this comprehensive text offers information unmatched in accuracy and reliability.
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A History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education

From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World

Author: Robert A. Mechikoff,Steven Estes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072354126

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 379

View: 3493

Posted in Physical education and training

Rheumatology E-Book

Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702063037

Category: Medical

Page: 2112

View: 9651

Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.
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Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Author: Paul S. Auerbach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733563

Category: Medical

Page: 2304

View: 4227

Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.
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Ethics and Morality in Sport and Physical Education

An Experiential Approach

Author: Earle F. Zeigler

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : Stipes Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 362

View: 2484

Posted in Physical education and training

General Medical Conditions in the Athlete - E-Book

Author: Micki Cuppett,Katie Walsh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291058

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 7685

A one-stop reference for the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses, General Medical Conditions in the Athlete, 2nd Edition provides in-depth coverage of all the aspects of non-orthopedic pathology that can occur within athletes. Full-color photos enhance comprehension of the material, which is logically organized into 19 chapters. The beginning chapters cover fundamental areas such as the medical examination, equipment, diagnostic imaging and testing, and pharmacology. Later chapters, organized by body systems, cover the actual medical conditions and include all educational competencies mandated by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for program accreditation. The last two chapters cover psychosocial and substance abuse disorders and working with special populations. Experienced authors Micki Cuppett and Katie Walsh provide unrivaled online resources, including nearly one hour of video showing examples of patient evaluation procedures. Unique one-stop reference is the most comprehensive of its kind, with 19 chapters covering all aspects of non-orthopedic pathology plus a full complement of online resources. Unique Key Points boxes highlight expert advice and guidance for practice. Unique Red Flags boxes call attention to important and often life-threatening information concerning a variety of medical conditions. NATA competencies are incorporated throughout, covering all the content mandated by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for program accreditation. More than 400 illustrations, most in full color, include both anatomical and clinical images. A consistent format in body systems chapters makes information easy to find, first outlining the condition's signs and symptoms and then detailing the appropriate referral and diagnostic tests, the differential diagnosis, the treatment, the prognosis, and the return to athletic participation. Learning Objectives begin each chapter, outlining what you should know after studying the material. Key terms are bolded on first reference within a chapter, and defined in a back-of-book glossary. Expert author team offers authoritative content based on nearly 50 years of combined experience in athletic training education. Unique full-color illustrations aid comprehension of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the medical conditions discussed. Unique Common Procedures in the Athletic Training Clinic chapter discusses the expanding role of the athletic trainer, who in many states is allowed perform a variety of basic medical procedures, such as suturing or starting IV fluids. NEW Diagnostic Testing and Imaging chapter meets the need for mandated content included in the 2008 revised NATA educational competencies. An improved logical organization makes this book an ideal clinical reference, beginning with foundational content followed by chapters discussing medical conditions by body system, then detailing psychosocial and substance abuse disorders and working with special populations in the last two chapters. The expanded companion Evolve website includes nearly one hour of video clips with examples of patient evaluation procedures.
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Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book

Author: J. Larry Jameson,Leslie J. De Groot

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032332195X

Category: Medical

Page: 2700

View: 3686

Considered the definitive source in its field for over 35 years, Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric, has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's recent advances in adult and pediatric endocrinology. Unique perspectives from a team of trusted, world-renowned experts ensure this medical reference book remains the most highly-regarded text in the field. Make the best clinical decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice and expert opinions on treatment strategies. Zero in on the most relevant and useful references with the aid of a more focused, concise bibliography. Locate information quickly, while still getting the complete coverage you expect. Expanded coverage for key topics such as pediatric endocrinology and obesity mechanisms and treatment, in addition to today's hot topics in endocrinology, including endocrine disruptors, bariatric surgery, androgen deficiency, genetic causes of obesity, endocrine rhythms, and the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in thyroid cancer. New content addressing the latest advances in testosterone and estrogen replacement, as well as the new causes of calcium and phosphate disorders, new molecular causes of endocrine cancers, new genetic causes of reproductive disorders, and more. Updated clinical guidelines for diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity management, osteoporosis, and more, as well as essential treatment updates for the medical management of acromegaly, Cushing's Disease, hypercalcemia, and diabetes mellitus. New Key Points provide snapshots of what to expect in each chapter, or serve as a refresher of what you just read. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader.
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Phi Delta Kappan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Posted in Education