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Students entering advanced study of environmental physiology may have little experience in researching environmental physiology or may not realize the depth and breadth of the field. Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology offers the first complete look at the scope and major ideas of environmental exercise physiology. It provides students with a solid grounding in prominent research topics and a thorough understanding of the key concepts and current debates in the field. Using an integrative approach, Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, the first book in Human Kinetics' Advanced Exercise Physiology series, considers the human capacity to exercise in and tolerate various environments. Readers will examine the major impact of each environment explored, and they will discover areas of current debate to stimulate further research. The text also helps students directly link the research to athletic and occupational situations in various environments. Through Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, students will learn the following: * The initial physiological responses upon exposure to an environment that a person is not adapted to * How the body adapts to repeated exposure to an environment * How various environments affect the ability to exercise and work * Individual variability in response to stressful environments Readers will also gain a firm knowledge of the application of basic exercise physiology to specific environmental stressors by looking at the countermeasures that people can take to minimize the impact of environmental stressors. Among the issues explored in this text are the effects of heat, hydration, and cold in the thermal environment; diving, altitude training, and other pressure effects on the human system; and the influences tthat pollution and air quality have on exercise. The text also explores the microgravity (space) environment and chronobiological rhythms and their effects on exercise performance. Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology addresses the primary environmental factors affecting people when they are exercising and competing in sport, and it provides evidence-based information with numerous references. By linking research with recommendations for real-world situations, this text serves as an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike. Human Kinetics' Advanced Exercise Physiology series offers books for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals in exercise science and kinesiology. These books highlight the complex interaction of the various systems both at rest and during exercise. Each text in this series offers a clear and concise explanation of the system and details how each is affected by acute exercise and chronic exercise training.
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Stephen S. Cheung, PhD, is the Canada research chair in environmental ergonomics in the department of physical education and kinesiology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Dr. Cheung has published more than 45 papers in topics that span the chapters in this book, including extensive publication on hyperthermia and its effect on exercise capacity and fatigue as well as the effects of cold on manual function and marine survival. Dr. Cheung is a member of many professional organizations, including the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Aerospace Medical Association. He serves on the executive committee of the International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, and he graduated with honors from the prestigious International Space University in Barcelona. He received his PhD in exercise science from the University of Toronto. In his leisure time, Dr. Cheung enjoys bicycling and racing, playing squash, and reading.
Chapter 1. Overview of Environmental Physiology Interdisciplinary Design Issues Common Terminology in Environmental Physiology Common Research Themes Summary Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Temperature Regulation Heat Balance Equation and Factors Affecting Heat Exchange Models of Thermoregulatory Control Thermal Stress Scales Summary Chapter 3. Heat Stress Direct Effects of Hyperthermia Pace Selection With Hyperthermia Individual Variability in Heat Tolerance Cooling Strategies Summary Chapter 4. Hydration Strategies for Exercise Physiology of Fluid Balance Developing a Hydration Strategy Summary Chapter 5. Cold Air Exposure Manual Function in the Cold Cold Injuries to the Extremities Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Cold Summary Chapter 6. Cold Water Immersion Sudden Immersion and Cold Shock Muscle Failure in the Cold Hypothermia Post-Rescue Collapse Summary Chapter 7. Diving and Hyperbaric Physiology The Physics of Diving Respiratory Responses to a Hyperbaric Environment Barotrauma Decompression Sickness Inert Gas Narcosis Saturation Diving Summary Chapter 8. Training and Performing at Moderate Altitude Models of Physiological Responses to Hypoxic Stimulus Genetic Basis of Altitude Performance Live Low, Train High Live High, Train High Live High, Train Low Hyperoxia Considerations in Applying Altitude Training Summary Chapter 9. Mountaineering and High Altitude Physiology Physiological Responses to High and Extreme Altitudes High Altitude Illnesses Summary Chapter 10. Microgravity and Spaceflight The Microgravity Environment Physiological Responses to Microgravity Exercise Countermeasures Extravehicular Activity Physiology Spacesuit Design Radiation Exposure Summary Chapter 11. Exercise in Polluted Environments Air Quality Indices Ozone Effects on Health and Exercise Managing Air Pollution for Athletes Summary Chapter 12.Chronobiological Rhythms and Exercise Performance Sleep-Wake Cycle Basics Circadian Pattern in Exercise Capacity Sleep Deprivation Shift Work Jet Lag Summary Afterword Appendix References About the Author