Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease

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Julie K. Silver, Christopher Morin
Praeger, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 223 pages
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We've all heard the mantra, "Exercise for good health." But few of us understand exactly how different forms of exercise work -- physiologically speaking -- to keep us healthy and prevent or treat disease. Here two nationally known exercise experts lead a stellar team explaining, in reader-friendly terms, just what exercise does to our bodies and how it spurs beneficial biological actions.

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Historical Exercise Traditions from a Health Perspective
Cardiovascular Health Benefits
Pulmonary Health Benefits

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About the author (2008)

Julie K. Silver is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the International Rehabilitation Center for Polio.

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