Interrelations between acute and chronic exercise and the immune and endocrine systems

Peake, Jonathan (2013) Interrelations between acute and chronic exercise and the immune and endocrine systems. In Constantini, Nima & Hackney, Antony (Eds.) Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport [2nd ed.]. Springer, New York, pp. 259-280.

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Interaction between the endocrine and immune system is necessary to regulate our health. However, under some conditions, stress hormones can overstimulate or suppress the immune system, resulting in harmful consequences (1). Stress is often considered negative, yet it is an intrinsic part of everyday life. Stress is not clearly defined; it is context-specific and depends on the nature of factors that challenge our body. Internal stimuli will elicit different stress reactions compared with external stimuli (1). Similarly, some stressors will induce responses that may benefit survival, whereas others will cause disturbances that may endanger our health. Stress also depends on how our bodies perceive and respond to stressful stimuli (1).

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ID Code: 59913
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781627033138
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Exercise Physiology (110602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 12 May 2013 22:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 14:41

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