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Chapter02 - A Systems Approach (Nervous & Endocrine)

Chapter02 - A Systems Approach (Nervous &...

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1 Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Science: A Systems Approach Chapter 2 Exercise Science: A Systems Approach • Systems of the body work respond to: Physical activity Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Regular exercise – Stress Changes in nutritional intake Extreme environmental conditions Disease conditions Integration of Systems • Exercise Science professionals need: Knowledge of how all systems function Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Understanding of systems integration
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2 Systems of the body Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine Nervous System Nervous System • Primary functions: One of two primary control systems of the body Copyright © 2011 American College of Sports Medicine • Primary component – neuron • Responds to acute challenges of the body • Important consideration in: Disease conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy) Sport performance (e.g. controlling movement)
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