The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Editor/Author Longe, Jacqueline L.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Gale

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-41-449016-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Exercise
Image Count: 157
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Advisory Board
  • Contributors
  • Adventure racing
  • Aerobic training
  • Age and exercise
  • Aging athlete
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amenorrhea
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Anabolic steroids and anabolic steroid use
  • Anaerobic exercise
  • Arm exercises
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's foot
  • Athletic heart syndrome
  • Back exercises
  • Balance training
  • Ballet-barre
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bellydancing
  • Bicycling
  • Bikram yoga
  • Biochemistry of exercise
  • Blisters
  • Blood pressure and exercise
  • Body composition tests
  • Body mass index
  • Bodybuilding
  • Bone health
  • Boot camp
  • Boxing
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium status and exercise
  • Calf exercises
  • Calisthenics
  • Calories
  • Carbohydrate metabolism in exercise
  • Carbohydrate replacement during exercise
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness tests
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Chest exercises
  • Cholesterol
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Circuit training
  • Cold therapy
  • Concentric training
  • Concurrent training
  • Concussion
  • Core training
  • Cricket
  • CrossFit
  • Dance
  • Dehydration
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Digestive system
  • Disease prevention and exercise
  • Dumbbells
  • Eating disorders
  • Eccentric training
  • Effects of exercise and nutrition on immunity
  • Elliptical trainer
  • Endocrine system
  • Endurance training
  • Energy drinks
  • Energy expenditure
  • Epinephrine
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Eurofit
  • Exercise
  • Exercise, nutrition, and health
  • Exercise-induced anaphylaxis
  • Exercise-induced oxidative stress and antioxidants
  • Exercise intensity training methods
  • Exercise and physical inactivity
  • Exercise-related asthma
  • Exercising at home
  • Exergaming
  • Fat burning
  • Fatigue
  • Fats
  • Female triad
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Fitness apps
  • Flexibility tests
  • Foot health
  • Foam rollers
  • Football
  • Fracture
  • Functional training
  • Gastrointestinal function and exercise
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hamstring exercises
  • Handball
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Hatha yoga
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People
  • Healthy People 2000 and 2010
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat therapy
  • Heatstroke
  • Hip and thigh exercises
  • History of fitness
  • Hula hooping
  • Hydration
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthermia therapy
  • Hyponatremia
  • Ice hockey
  • Immune system
  • Immunity and the effects of exercise and nutrition
  • Indoor cycling class
  • Inline skating
  • Integumentary system
  • Interval training
  • Iron status and exercise
  • Ironman
  • Isometric training
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Jumping rope
  • Kettleball
  • Kickboxing
  • Kidney disease and exercise
  • Kinesiology
  • Lacrosse
  • Lactate threshold training
  • Leg exercises
  • Low back pain
  • Lower body exercises
  • Lymphatic system
  • Marathon and half marathon
  • Martial arts
  • Maximum oxygen uptake
  • Men's fitness
  • Mental health and exercise
  • Metabolic equivalent of tasks
  • Metabolism and energy
  • Military fitness tests
  • Mindful eating
  • Moderate vs. vigorous intensity training
  • Muscle cramp
  • Muscle hypertrophy
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle toning
  • Muscular strength and endurance tests
  • Muscular system
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Nervous system, autonomic
  • Nervous system, somatic
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Nutrition timing
  • Obesity
  • Ocean sports
  • Olympics
  • Orthotics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overhydration
  • Overtraining
  • Overuse injury
  • Paddleboarding
  • Paraplegic and quadriplegic athletes
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Pedometer
  • Performance-enhancing drugs
  • Periodization
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Power yoga
  • Prenatal exercise
  • Pre-participation screening
  • President's Challenge
  • Protein
  • Protein metabolism and exercise
  • Qigong
  • Quadricep exercises
  • Racquetball
  • Recess and unstructured play
  • Rehydration and recovery after exercise
  • Reproductive system, female
  • Reproductive system, male
  • Respiratory system
  • Rock climbing
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Senior fitness
  • Senior fitness testing
  • Shoulder stability
  • Sitting
  • Skateboarding
  • Skeletal system
  • Sling training
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Sports nutrition
  • Squash
  • Stability training
  • Stationary bicycle
  • Step aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Sudden cardiac death related to exercise or sport
  • Sunburn
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tae kwon do
  • T'ai chi
  • Target heart rate
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis
  • Thermal injuries
  • Track and field
  • Treadmill
  • U.S. President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
  • Upper body exercises
  • Urinary system
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Volleyball
  • Waist circumference and waist-tohip ratio
  • Walking
  • Warm-up and cool down
  • Water exercise
  • Water intoxication
  • Weight loss
  • Weightlifting
  • Winter sports
  • Women's fitness
  • Workplace and fitness
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • Youth sports
  • Zumba
  • Glossary