Applied Body Composition Assessment

Author: Vivian H. Heyward
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015058114409
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Bringing both practitioners and students up to date on the latest body composition methods and equations for healthy and clinical populations, this volume is a comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment.

Human Body Composition

Author: Steven Heymsfield
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736046550
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.

Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents

Author: T. Jürimäe
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783805571319
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

Stimulating and up to date, this book is a distinctive reference for pediatricians, nutritionists, anthropologists, exercise and sport scientists as well as sport medicine specialists.

Body Composition

Author: Henry C. Lukaski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351646956
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

Interest in the relationships between body structure and function in physical activity has persisted for centuries. Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport advances understanding beyond simple descriptions of body physique and composition of athletes and fills gaps in our understanding of the important role of muscle, fat, and bone in facilitating physical performance and health in sports and physically demanding occupations. lt addresses basic, practical, and applied topics in body composition, performance, and health with comprehensive reviews organized in four logical parts: Body Composition Assessment; Physical Activity and Body Composition; Body Composition in Sports and Occupations; and Moderating Factors. This book integrates state-of-the-art knowledge by international experts in the field and produces an evidence-based practical guide for a balanced understanding of the role and use of body composition assessment in physical performance and health for youth and adults. It also provides a needed link between the practice of body composition assessment and its application by members of public health advisory committees that develop national guidelines for diet, physical activity, and health. This book is suitable for students and professionals in sports nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology, and athletic training. Sport administrators and policy-makers for international and national sport federations and organizations, and national intercollegiate and scholastic federations, would also benefit from this book.

Children Obesity and Exercise

Author: Andrew P. Hills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134132270
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Education

Throughout the developed world there is an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Because of this increase, and awareness of the risks to long term health that childhood obesity presents, the phenomena is now described by many as a global epidemic. Children, Obesity and Exercise provides sport, exercise and medicine students and professionals with an accessible and practical guide to understanding and managing childhood and adolescent obesity. It covers: overweight, obesity and body composition; physical activity, growth and development; psycho-social aspects of childhood obesity; physical activity behaviours; eating behaviours; measuring children’s behaviour; interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity. Children, Obesity and Exercise addresses the need for authoritative advice and innovative approaches to the prevention and management of this chronic problem.

Body Composition in Sport Exercise and Health

Author: Arthur D Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136478291
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Medical

The analysis of body composition (fat, bone and muscle) is an important process throughout the biomedical sciences. This is the first book to offer a clear and detailed introduction to the key methods and techniques in body composition analysis and to explain the importance of body composition data in the context of sport, exercise and health. With contributions from some of the world’s leading body composition specialists, the book goes further than any other in demonstrating the practical and applied value of body composition analysis in areas such as performance sport and weight control in clinical populations. The book pays particular attention to the important concept of change in body composition, and includes discussion of ethical issues in the collection, interpretation and presentation of data, and considerations when working with special populations. Bridging the gap between research methods and practical application, this book is important reading for advanced students and practitioners working in sport and exercise science, health science, anatomy, nutrition, physical therapy or ergonomics.

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual Tests Procedures and Data Third Edition

Author: Roger Eston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135252724
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume One: Anthropometry covers key topics such as: body composition, proportion, and growth evaluating posture, flexibility and range of motion children's physiology, maturation and sport performance field work statistical methods for kinesiology and sport accurate scaling of data for sport and exercise sciences. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual Tests Procedures and Data

Author: Roger Eston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135252717
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume One: Anthropometry covers key topics such as: body composition, proportion, and growth evaluating posture, flexibility and range of motion children's physiology, maturation and sport performance field work statistical methods for kinesiology and sport accurate scaling of data for sport and exercise sciences. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness

Author: Peter J. Maud
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073604633X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This text summarises current scientific methods for the assessment of human physiological fitness. The authors provide a rationale for methods of assessment, examine the limitations of some methods and provide details of alternative techniques.

Nutritional Assessment of Athletes

Author: Judy A. Driskell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420041323
Release Date: 2002-04-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Evaluating dietary intake, determining energy metabolism, and conducting other nutritional assessments are essential in understanding the relationships between diet, exercise, health, and physical performance, especially in athletes. The first comprehensive source on the subject, Nutritional Assessment of Athletes thoroughly examines these methods, discussing their advantages and limitations. Extensively referenced and filled with numerous tables and figures, this timely book focuses on the nutritional assessment of both recreational and professional athletes, including children, adolescents, and adults. In one volume, it presents methods for all types of nutritional evaluations, including dietary, anthropometric, physical activity needs, biochemical, and clinical assessments. Sports nutritionists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, researchers, students, health practitioners, and the educated layman will gain a better understanding of the relationship not only between diet and health, but also between diet and physical status of athletes.

Handbook of Obesity Volume 1

Author: George A. Bray
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781842145579
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Medical

In recent years, we’ve developed a much better grasp of the biological and other factors associated with the development of obesity. Reflecting our evolving understanding of causes and consequences, Handbook of Obesity: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology provides comprehensive coverage of the biological, behavioral, and environmental determinants of this critical condition. This new edition is divided into five sections exploring essential factors involved in obesity research: History, Definitions, and Prevalence: Changes over time surrounding our notion of obesity, adiposity traits, and the epidemiology of obesity in various populations Biological Determinants of Obesity: Genetic and epigenetic evidence, fetal life and postnatal influences, the use of animal models in research, endocrine issues, molecular aspects, and issues related to viral infection and adiposity Behavioral Determinants of Obesity: The effects of food and ingestive behavior, smoking, breastfeeding, sleep duration, work/leisure time activity, and sedentary behavior Environmental, Social, and Cultural Determinants of Obesity: The role of agriculture and the food industry, the urban environment, social and economic aspects, cultural factors, environmental pollutants, and economic costs Consequences of Obesity: How excess weight affects and exacerbates a range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders, arthritis, and cancer This volume assembles the work of worldwide experts to deliver an up-to-date survey of the most essential information related to the causes of the obesity epidemic.

Exercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance

Author: Sharon A. Plowman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451176117
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Medical

Updated for its Fourth Edition with increased art and photos, this undergraduate exercise physiology textbook integrates basic exercise physiology with research studies to stimulate learning, allowing readers to apply principles in the widest variety of exercise and sport science careers. The book has comprehensive coverage, including integrated material on special populations, and a flexible organization of independent units, so instructors can teach according to their preferred approach. Each unit is designed with a consistent and comprehensive sequence of presentation: basic anatomy and physiology, the measurement and meaning of variables important to understanding exercise physiology, exercise responses, training principles, and special applications, problems, and considerations. Plowman & Smith provides a consistently organized, comprehensive approach to Exercise Physiology with excellent supporting ancillary materials. Its ability to relate up to date research to key concepts and integrate special populations makes this book ideal for classroom use.