Science of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics

Edwards, Andrew, and Leicht, Anthony (2014) Science of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics. Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance and Psychology . Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY, USA.

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Abstract

The Greek philosopher Aristotle first suggested the earth could be divided into types of climatic zones, based on their distance from the equator. The region nearest the equator was termed the Torrid Zone and was considered uninhabitable. However, almost half of the world's population now live, exercise and regularly compete in this Torrid Zone, which in modern times, we recognize as the tropics.

This book is the first text to report the mechanisms, interventions, implications and practical considerations of sport, exercise and physical activity in the tropics. Tropical conditions impose a unique blend of challenges to human physical performance and these areas are thoroughly interrogated in this monograph. Pertinent commentaries of physiology, behavior, sports and physical activity considerations in hot, humid, tropical conditions are provided. These are additionally supported by peer-reviewed cutting edge research articles to maximize performance in the tropics.

Item ID: 33988
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-63117-737-8
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 06:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110604 Sports Medicine @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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