Chapter 24. Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Michael J. Lamonte PhD1,
  2. Karl F. Kozlowski EdM2 and
  3. Frank Cerny PhD2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch24

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Lamonte, M. J., Kozlowski, K. F. and Cerny, F. (2008) Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Fitness, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch24

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Exercise and Nutrition Science, School of Public Health and Health Professions, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315

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Keywords:

  • scientific basis of athletic conditioning and sports medicine;
  • health benefits of exercise and physical fitness;
  • broadening exercise paradigm;
  • biologic mechanisms for health benefits;
  • physical activity, fitness, and health outcomes;
  • benefits of PA and CRF in those with existing disease;
  • muscular fitness and mortality risk;
  • PA intensity versus PA volume and mortality risk;
  • non-fatal disease;
  • hazards of physical activity and exercise

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Exercise terminology, assessment, and paradigms

  • Physical activity, fitness, and health outcomes

  • Mortality

  • Biologic mechanisms for health benefits

  • Hazards of physical activity and exercise

  • Conclusions

  • References