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Biological Rhythms and Exercise Thomas Reilly

Biological Rhythms and Exercise

Thomas Reilly

Published September 12th 1996
ISBN : 9780192625243
Paperback
176 pages
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The effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and o n response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Ofte n after a poor nights sleep or taking a red-eye flight into a diffe rent time-zone, one just doesnt feelMoreThe effects of circadian rhythms on human performance in general and o n response to exercise in particular are a well-known phenomenon. Ofte n after a poor nights sleep or taking a red-eye flight into a diffe rent time-zone, one just doesnt feel like themselves. This book aim s to provide a comprehensive account of biological rhythms and how the y affect exercise. Particular attention is given to sleep, its biologi cal function, and the consequences for exercise performance of sleep l oss. There are chapters devoted to the effects of disturbing the circa dian body clock, such as when multiple time zones are crossed and jet- lag experienced. The effects of nocturnal shift work and seasonal vari ation are also covered. The interactions between exercise and the fema le menstrual cycle are explained and the issue of exercise during preg nancy discussed. Finally, there is a chapter devoted to research metho ds in chronobiology, the scientific discipline underpinning the conten t of the book.