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It is clear that the study of exercise is extremely complex, encompassing almost every area of physiology. No longer can we look on exercise as being the sum of an altered interaction between skeletal muscle, heart, lungs, and the peripheral circulation. In fact, every organ system of the body is affected by physical activity. The traditional approach to the study of exercise is to first master physiology and then try to understand how this complex system is altered during different types of stress, one of which is exercise. Considering that exercise causes all of the organ systems to operate in
Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-636_2
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