The book collates the relationships between exercise and the environment in a single volume. The human interacts with environmental factors in complex ways. The aim of this text is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the environmental influences that impact on the individual when exercising or competing in sport. The main environmental factors are considered in turn, the physiological reactions to discrete environmental stresses are described and methods of adaptation or coping are explained.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Environmental exercise physiology 1. Exercise and the environment - an ergonomics approach 2. Exercise in the heat 3. Exercise in the cold 4. Altitude stress and hypoxia 5. Underwater sports 6. Space 7. The traveling athlete 8. Air quality 9. Noise 10. Living and exercising in hostile environments