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Physical Exercise for Human Health

  • Junjie Xiao

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Overview

  3. The Physiological Responses to Exercise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Sascha Ketelhut, Reinhard G. Ketelhut
      Pages 25-43
    3. Zahra Gholamnezhad, Bruno Mégarbane, Ramin Rezaee
      Pages 45-61
    4. Zhiqing Fan, Minjun Xu
      Pages 63-76
  4. Exercise and Metabolic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Nana He, Honghua Ye
      Pages 79-90
    3. Sasan Amanat, Simin Ghahri, Aria Dianatinasab, Mohammad Fararouei, Mostafa Dianatinasab
      Pages 91-105
    4. Xiya Lu, Cuimei Zhao
      Pages 107-121
    5. Amie Woodward, Markos Klonizakis, David Broom
      Pages 123-136
    6. Stephney Whillier
      Pages 137-150
  5. Exercise and Cardiovascular Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Şeref Alpsoy
      Pages 153-167
    3. Aydin Akyuz
      Pages 169-179
    4. Demet Ozkaramanli Gur
      Pages 181-193
    5. Carmen García-Cabo, Elena López-Cancio
      Pages 195-203
    6. Guohua Li, Jia Li, Feng Gao
      Pages 205-216
  6. Exercise and Musculoskeletal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217

About this book


This book shares the latest findings on exercise and its benefits in preventing and ameliorating numerous diseases that are of worldwide concern. Addressing the role of exercise training as an effective method for the prevention and treatment of various disease, the book is divided into eleven parts: 1) An Overview of the Beneficial Effects of Exercise on Health and Performance, 2) The Physiological Responses to Exercise, 3) Exercise and Metabolic Diseases, 4) Exercise and Cardiovascular Diseases, 5) Exercise and Musculoskeletal Diseases, 6) Exercise and Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, 7) Exercise and the Respiration System, 8) Exercise and Immunity, 9) Exercise and HIV/AIDS, 10) Exercise and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, and 11) Future Prospects. Given its scope, the book will be particularly useful for researchers and students in the fields of physical therapy, physiology, medicine, genetics and cell biology, as well as researchers and physicians with a range of medical specialties.


Exercise training Physiological Responses Human Diseases Molecular mechanisms Metabolic Diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Junjie Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac Regeneration and Ageing Lab Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences School of Life ScienceShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

About the editors

Dr. Junjie Xiao is the Vice Dean of the School of Life Science and also of the Medical School (in preparation) at Shanghai University. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, BMC Sports and Science, Medicine& Rehabilitation, and a member of the editorial board of BMC Medicine. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific articles in various journals, including Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications, Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, Circulation, and Theranostics. His major research interest is exercise and myocardial protection, especially using exercise as a platform to identify novel targets for enhancing cardiac regeneration and combating heart failure.

Bibliographic information

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“The book seems to be written for exercise scientists and sports medicine providers. … For medical providers, the book provides good evidence to promote exercise as medicine for patients. … This book serves as a good desk resource on the health benefits of exercise.” (Vijay Jotwani, Doody’s Book Reviews, July 24, 2020)