1. - To describe the physiologic responses and long-term adaptations of the hematological, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine (among others) systems to exercise.
2. - To define the nutritional requirements in exercise, knowing the relationship between “ergogenic” nutritional supplements and sports performance.
3. - To identify the physiologic special aspects of exercise among young’s, women and old age’s.
4. - To describe the impact of environmental conditions (temperature, altitude, hyper/hypobaric) and physical exercise.
5. - To investigate the data supporting the beneficial effects and also the risks of physical activity on health.
Final mark = 50% PBL sessions + 50% Exam
Students need a four cut-off mark to average
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Not attending PBL sessions
This elective is a growing understanding of how physical activity affects physiologic function. The physiological response to exercise is dependent on the intensity, duration and frequency of the exercise as well as the environmental conditions. The body responds to physical activity in ways that have important positive effects on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems, among others. These changes seems to be related with a number of health benefits, including a reduced risk of premature mortality and reduced risks of coronary heart disease, hypertension, cancer and diabetes mellitus, but no enough accurate data are published. Regular participation physical activity also appears to reduce depression and anxiety, improves mood, and enhance ability to perform daily tasks throughout the life span.