Human Fatigue

Human Fatigue : Evolution, Health and Disease

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Fatigue is a condition spanning the breadth of human functioning in health and disease and is a central concern in sport and exercise. Even so we are yet to fully understand its causes. One reason for this lack of understanding is that we seldom consider fatigue from an evolutionary perspective - as an adaptation that provided reproductive success. This ground-breaking book outlines the evidence that fatigue is a result of adaptations distinctive to humans. It argues that humans developed adaptations which led to enhanced fatigue resistance compared with other mammals and discusses the implications in the context of exercise, health and disease. Essential reading for all exercise scientists.
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  • Hardback
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138939730
  • 9781138939738

About Frank Marino

Frank Marino is Professor of Physiology at Charles Sturt University, Australia, and holds a personal Chair. He is Head of the School of Human Movement Studies and has held positions of Associate Dean of Research and University Research Director. In 2014-15 he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University, US, in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. Frank has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and edited book volumes in the area of physiology. He is a Fellow of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in clinical practice.
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