Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise

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In Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise, Boston University professors David L. Mostofsky and Leonard D. Zaichkowsky have assembled the best theorists and clinicians in the field to explore various ways that sport and exercise have been recognized as valuable therapeutic elements in treatment and rehabilitative settings. Chronic disorders in particular have shown themselves responsive to well-designed programs of sport and exercise, a development of critical concern to our increasing aging population. Medical and Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise draws attention to the clinically significant interactions between psychological and physiological systems and the role of sport and exercise in dealing with cardiac, respiratory, and sundry nervous system, immune system, and endocrine disorders.

The book responds to an urgent need expressed by many primary care physicians, health psychologists, sport psychologists, and other educators and clinicians in medicine and allied health specialties. This book is the first to address the multifacted, multidisciplinary issues from the fields of science scholarship and clinical practice and place them in a single volume with the participation of truly eminent authors in the respective areas.

Preface vii
Chapter 1
Importa nce of Sport and Exercise to Qua lity of Life and Longevity 1
Roy J. Shephard
Chapter 2
Working Out Those Tensions: Exercise and the Reduction of Stress 19
Mark B. Andersen and Georgina Sutherland, Victori a University
Chapter 3
Injury Prevention 33
Urho M Kujala, University of Helsink i
Chapter 4
Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury Rehabilitation:
Toward a Biopsychosocial Approach 41
Britton W. Brewer, Springfield College, Mark B. Andersen, Victori a University Judy L. Van Raalte, Springfield College
Chapter 5
Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Ergogenic Aids 55
J. David Branch, Old Dominion University
Chapter 6
Exercise and Longevity 73
Daniel S. Rooks and Fred Kantrowitz, New England Baptist Bone and Joint Institute, New England Baptist Hosp ital; Division of Rheumatology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medic al Center; Harvard Medic al School
Chapter 7
Preparation for Labor and Delivery 83
Mara D. H. Smith
Chapter 8
Nutrition, Eating Disorders, & The Female Athlete Triad 91
Debra Wein and Lyle Micheli
Chapter 9
Orthopedic Considerations in Sport Performance 103
William K. Thierfelder and Michael Gaudette
Chapter 10
Youth Strength Training 113
Avery D. Faigenbaum, University of Massach usetts at Boston
Chapter 11
Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Strength Training in Older Adults 133
Toshihiko Tsutsumi, Waseda University
Chapter 12
Physical Exercise and Epilepsy 149
Hege R. Eriksen, Bjørn Ellertsen, and Knut A. Hestad , University of Bergen
Chapter 13
Physical Exercise in Pain Management. 157
C. Zvi Fuchs, Kim Larsson, and Leonard D. Zaichkowsky
Chapter 14
Sleep Problems 193
Glenn S. Brassi ngton, Stanford University School of Medici ne
Chapter 15
The Role of Exercise in the Management of Depression 205
Egil W. Martinsen, Central Hosp ital of Sogn og Fjordane
Chapter 16
Diabetes in Sport and Exercise 215
Tony Morris , Victori a University of Technology, Australia
Chapter 17
The Psychology of Exercise and Immunology: Implications for HIV Infection 237
Frank M. Perna, Randal W. Bryner
Chapter 18
Cancer Prevention 261
Anne McTiernan
The Editors 275
Contributing Authors 276