Sport Exercise and Environmental Physiology
Sport Exercise and Environmental Physiology,
Edition 1
By Thomas Reilly, BA, DipPE, MSc, PhD, DSc, DHC, FIBiol, FErgS and Jim Waterhouse, BA(Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Publication Date: 09 Sept 2004

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The book collates the relationships between exercise and the environment in a single volume. The human interacts with environmental factors in complex ways. The aim of this text is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the environmental influences that impact on the individual when exercising or competing in sport. The main environmental factors are considered in turn, 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.
About the author
By Thomas Reilly, BA, DipPE, MSc, PhD, DSc, DHC, FIBiol, FErgS, Director, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK; and Jim Waterhouse, BA(Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
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.
Book details
ISBN: 9780443073588
Page Count: 256
Illustrations: 100 ills.
Retail Price: £30.99
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