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The Resource Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging, Judy Foreman

Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging, Judy Foreman

Label
Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging
Title
Exercise is medicine
Title remainder
how physical activity boosts health and slows aging
Statement of responsibility
Judy Foreman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aging, despite its dismal reputation, is actually one of the great mysteries of the universe. Why don't we just reproduce, then exit fast, like salmon? Could aging just be one big evolutionary accident? Is senescence, the gradual falling apart of our bodies, at least partially avoidable? Can we extend the healthy lifespan and reduce the lingering, debilitating effects of senescence? In this book, investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that we actually can, and the key element is exercise, through its myriad effects on dozens of molecules in the brain, the muscles, and other organs. It's no secret, of course, that exercise is good for you and that exercise can extend longevity. What Foreman uncovers through extensive research into evolutionary biology, exercise physiology, and the new field of geroscience is exactly why exercise is so powerful - the mechanisms now being discovered that account for the vast and varied effects of exercise all over the body. Though Foreman also delves into pills designed to combat aging and so-called exercise "mimetics," or pills that purport to produce the effects of exercise without the sweat, her resounding conclusion is that exercise itself is by far the most effective, and safest, strategy for promoting a long, healthy life. In addition to providing a fascinating look at the science of exercise's effects on the body, Foreman also provides answers to the most commonly asked practical questions about exercise
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foreman, Judy
Dewey number
615.8/2
Index
index present
LC call number
RM725
LC item number
.F66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exercise therapy
  • Exercise
Label
Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging, Judy Foreman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aging -- Run for your life -- Sitting kills -- The heart of the matter -- The energy converting machine -- Bigger, better, stronger -- Boning up -- Exercise and cognition -- Exercise and mood -- It takes guts: exercise and the microbiome -- Immunity, inflammation and exercise -- Exercise and cancer -- Those tiny, telltale telomeres -- Exercise and antiaging pills -- The nitty gritty -- Q & A -- Dodging bullets
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190685461
Lccn
2019009496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089577592
Label
Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging, Judy Foreman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aging -- Run for your life -- Sitting kills -- The heart of the matter -- The energy converting machine -- Bigger, better, stronger -- Boning up -- Exercise and cognition -- Exercise and mood -- It takes guts: exercise and the microbiome -- Immunity, inflammation and exercise -- Exercise and cancer -- Those tiny, telltale telomeres -- Exercise and antiaging pills -- The nitty gritty -- Q & A -- Dodging bullets
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 355 pages
Isbn
9780190685461
Lccn
2019009496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1089577592

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