Physical Activity, Exercise, Sedentary Behavior and Health

Editors: Kanosue, K., Oshima, S., Cao, Z.-B., Oka, K. (Eds.)

  • Contains up-to date content on broad areas of physical activity research
  • Focuses on sedentary behavior research
  • Provides both basic and applied perspectives on physical activity and promoting health
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About this book

The aim of this book is to present current views about physical activity and the benefits of physical activity in preventing and ameliorating various health conditions that are of worldwide concern. This book was developed as a compilation of the accomplishments of the five-year Global COE (Center of Excellence) “Sport Sciences for the Promotion of Active Life” Program at the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Waseda University, Saitama, Japan. The first part establishes the research methodology and discusses the current status of physical activity. Topics covered include the prevalence of physical inactivity and highly sedentary behavior in different populations as well as strategies that can be adopted to promote physical activity. The second part focuses on the physiological effects of physical activity. Topics covered include physiological responses to exercise by the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine system, vascular functioning, postprandial blood glucose control, and inflammatory processes. The relationship between exercise and appetite is discussed, as is the influence of exercise on food intake and weight regulation. Additionally, the influence of exercise on protein regulation and posttranslational modifications is introduced. The final part discusses the role of physical activity in preventing lifestyle-related health issues and improving the quality of life, especially for the elderly. The contents should be of interest to anyone who is concerned with the human physiologic response to exercise and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including sports and exercise science researchers as well as those involved with medicine, public health, physiology, nutrition, and elder care.

About the authors

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Kazuyuki Kanosue, Ph.D.
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Physical Activity Levels and Physical Activity Recommendations in Japan

    Cao, Zhen-Bo

    Pages 3-15

  • Population Strategy for Physical Activity Promotion in the Community

    Arao, Takashi

    Pages 17-27

  • Promotion of Strength Training

    Nakamura, Yoshio (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Does Newspaper Coverage Promote Cancer Prevention?

    Miyawaki, Rina (et al.)

    Pages 43-50

  • Health Impact of Light-Intensity Physical Activity and Exercise

    Gando, Yuko (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55333-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55332-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56223-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Activity, Exercise, Sedentary Behavior and Health
Editors
  • Kazuyuki Kanosue
  • Satomi Oshima
  • Zhen-Bo Cao
  • Koichiro Oka
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55333-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55333-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55332-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56223-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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