Exercise In Space: A Holistic Approach For The Benefit Of Human Health On Earth by Stefan Schneider

Exercise In Space: A Holistic Approach For The Benefit Of Human Health On Earth

byStefan Schneider

Paperback | May 23, 2016

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This volume of the Series SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences summarizes the newest finding in the field of mental health and physiological exercise in Space. Currently two major challenges are impacting human health in the western societies, one being a move towards a sedentary society, the second one being longevity. Both have a considerable impact on physical as well as mental health. Space life science research helps to understand the underlying degenerative physiological and neuro-psychological processes as living in space, living in microgravity can be regarded as a time lapse of the sedentary and aging human being. Translational research of the past years has shown that exercise can be regarded as a key factor to counteract physical and mental deconditioning in space, guaranteeing a holistic approach to health and a benefit to the socio-demographic changes of our society.

The book is written for scientists in biomedicine, more specific in aging research, sports physiology and neurosciences.


Prof. Stefan Schneider is Director of the "Zentrum für Integrative Physiology im Weltraum (ZiP)" - Center for Health and Integrative Physiology in Space. Cologne, Germany.Dr. Vera Abeln is scientist and lecturer at the German Sport University Cologne at the Institute of Movement and Neurosciences with special int...
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Title:Exercise In Space: A Holistic Approach For The Benefit Of Human Health On EarthFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:108 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:108 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 23, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319295691

ISBN - 13:9783319295695

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Table of Contents

Motor skills.- Adaptation of cartilage to immobilization.- Influence of Weightlessness on Aerobic Capacity, Cardiac Output and Oxygen Uptake Kinetics.- Enhancing mental health: Effects of exercise on social well-being and social ill-being.- Neurocognitive and neuro-affective effects of exercise.