eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414490194
  • ISBN-13: 9781414490199
  • DDC: 613.71
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1042 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

The Gale Encyclopedia Of Fitness covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010 / 2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation’s health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness. It will round out our coverage of body systems and provide end users with information on preventative health topics.

Features and Benefits

  • All entries are reviewed and/or written by expert health professionals.
  • An advisory board made up of experts from around the globe helped develop the topic list and review all the entries.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141449016X | ISBN-13: 9781414490168

Reviews

"This two-volume set makes an excellent introduction to the various subtopics [in] the vast topic of fitness...With interesting and accessible entries on subjects not covered elsewhere, this set would make an excellent investment for high school libraries, public libraries, or undergraduate institutions."

— Booklist

Table of Contents

Acupuncture.
Adventure racing.
Aerobic exercise.
Age and exercise.
Aging athlete.
Alzheimer’s disease.
Amenorrhea.
Amino acid metabolism during exercise.
Anabolic steroids.
Anaerobic exercise.
Arm exercises.
Athlete’s foot.
Back exercises.
Balance training.
Ballet-Barre.
Baseball.
Bellydancing.
Biking.
Bikram yoga.
Biochemistry of exercise.
Blisters.
BMI.
Body composition tests.
Bodybuilding.
Bone health.
Boot camp.
Boxing.
Bursitis.
Calf exercises.
Calisthenics.
Calories.
Carbohydrate replacement during exercise.
Carbohydrates.
Cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiorespiratory fitness tests.
Cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular system.
Chest exercises.
Children’s fitness.
Children’s play/unstructured play.
Circuit training.
Cold therapy.
Concentric training.
Concurrent training.
Concussion.
Core training.
Cramping.
Cricket.
Crossfit.
Crosstraining.
Dance.
Dehydration.
Delayed onset muscle soreness.
Diabetes and exercise.
Diabetes mellitis.
Digestive system.
Dumbbells.
Eating disorders.
Eccentric training.
Effects of exercise and nutrition on immunity.
Effects of exercise on calcium status.
Effects of exercise on iron status.
Effects of exercise on protein metabolism.
Elliptical trainers.
Endocrine system.
Endurance training.
Energy drinks.
Energy expenditure.
Epinephrine.
Ergogenic aids.
Eurofit.
Exercise and arthritis.
Exercise and asthma.
Exercise and blood pressure.
Exercise and COPD.
Exercise and disease prevention.
Exercise and kidney disease.
Exercise and osteoporosis.
Exercise and peripheral vascular disease.
Exercise and physically inactive.
Exercise intensity training methods.
Exercise, nutrition, and health.
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis.
Exercise-induced oxidative stress and antioxidants.
Exercise-related asthma.
Exercise-related sudden cardiac death.
Exergaming.
Fat burning.
Fatigue.
Fats.
Female triad.
Fencing.
Fitness apps.
Fitness level/VO2 max.
Flexibility tests.
Foam rollers.
Foot health.
Football.
Fracture.
Functional training.
Gastrointestinal function and exercise.
Golf.
GPS.
Gymnastics.
Hamstring exercises.
Hand weights.
Handball.
Hand-eye coordination.
Hatha yoga.
Healthy Lives, Healthy People (UK).
Healthy People 2000 & 2010.
Heart rate monitor.
Heat exhaustion.
Heat stroke.
Heat therapy.
High cholesterol.
Hiking.
Hip and thigh exercises.
History of Fitness.
Hockey.
Hula hooping.
Hydration.
Hypertension.
Hyperthermia.
Hyponatremia.
Ice skating.
Immune system.
Inline skating.
Integumentary system.
Interval training.
Ironman.
Isometric training.
Jumping rope.
Kettleball.
Kickboxing.
Lacrosse.
Lactate threshold training.
Leg exercises.
Low back pain.
Lower body exercises.
Lymphatic system.
Marathon and half marathon.
Martial arts.
Men’s fitness.
Mental health and exercise.
Metabolism and energy.
METS.
Military physical fitness tests.
Moderate vs. vigorous intensity training.
Muscle cramps.
Muscle hypertrophy.
Muscle pain.
Muscle strain/injury.
Muscle toning.
Muscular strength and endurance tests.
Muscular system.
Nerve entrapment.
Nervous system.
Nutrition.
Nutrition and the healing process.
Nutrition supplements.
Nutrition timing.
Obesity.
Ocean sports.
Olympics.
Orthotics.
Osteoporosis.
Overhydration.
Overtraining.
Overuse injury.
Paddleboarding.
Paraplegic and quadraplegic athletes.
Patellofemoral syndrome.
Pedometer.
Performance-enhancing drugs.
Periodization.
Peripheral arterial disease.
Personal training.
Physical activity.
Pilates.
Ping pong.
Plantar fasciitis.
Power yoga.
Pregnancy and exercise.
Pre-participation screening.
Presidents Challenge.
Prevention of chronic diseases.
Proteins.
Quadricep exercises.
Racquetball.
Reproductive system.
Respiratory system.
Rock climbing.
Rotator cuff injury.
Rowing.
Rugby.
Running.
Sarcopenia.
Senior fitness.
Senior fitness testing.
Shoulder stability.
Sitting.
Skateboarding.
Skeletal system.
Sling training.
Snowboarding.
Soccer.
Softball.
Spinning.
Sports injuries.
Sports nutrition.
Sprain.
Squash.
Stability training.
Stationary bicycle.
Step aerobics.
Strength training.
Stretching.
Sunburn.
Swimming.
T’ai chi.
Target heart rate.
Tendonitis.
Thermal injuries.
Track and field.
Treadmill.
U.S. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition.
Upper body exercises.
Urinary system.
Volleyball.
Waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio.
Walking.
Warm-up and cool down.
Water intoxication.
Weight loss.
Weightlifting.
Winter sports.
Women’s fitness.
Workplace and fitness.
Wrestling.
Yoga.
Youth sports.
Zumba.