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Unformatted text preview: 1 Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science Introduction to Exercise Science Chapter 1 Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science Introduction to Exercise Science Physical activity and exercise Important for promoting good health Physical inactivity results in: Early morbidity and premature mortality Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Introduction to Exercise Science Introduction to Exercise Science Common causes of mortality in the United States for the year 2005 2 Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Health-Related Aspects of PA Health-Related Aspects of PA 30% of U.S. adults (over 60 million people) are obese (why?) <25% U.S. adults eat the recommended 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day (how/what do people eat?) <50% of U.S. adults perform enough exercise to provide health benefits (what has taken the place of PA?) Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity cause or aggravate many chronic diseases and conditions Type II diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, some cancers Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine What Do Exercise Scientists Study? What Do Exercise Scientists Study? Health-related aspects of physical activity How exercise can affect the immune system, potentially influence the risk of developing various diseases, and improve health and well-being. Sport performance (sports scientists) Growth and development of young athletes Nutritional needs of athletes Prevention of and rehabilitation from injuries Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Health-Related Aspects of PA Health-Related Aspects of PA How much PA do we need to be healthy??? (take a guess) 3 Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine What is Exercise Science? What is Exercise Science? Relationships of the disciplines, subdisciplines, and specialty areas of exercise science Anatomy Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Research Areas in Exercise Science Research Areas in Exercise Science *Anatomy Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Exercise Science: The Convergence of Various Areas of Study Exercise Science: The Convergence of Various Areas of Study Anatomy Gross study or organ structure and function Invention of light microscope around 1660 Electron microscope in 1950s Athletic training health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients Biomechanics Application of mechanical principles in the study of living organisms Anatomy, math, physics 4 Copyright 2011 American Col ege of Sports Medicine Exercise Science: The Convergence of Various Areas of Study...
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course EXERCISE S PPE 295 taught by Professor Keithderuisseau during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.

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