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    Immune System

    8 pages Topic overview

    The immune system is composed of cells, organs, tissues, and molecules that protect the body from disease. The term “immunity” comes from the Latin word immunitas. It is roughly divided into two branches, “innate...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Jill Ilene Granger and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Skeletal System

    9 pages Topic overview

    The skeletal system is a living, dynamic, bony framework of the body, with networks of infiltrating blood vessels. Inside every person is a skeleton, a sturdy framework of about 206 bones that protects the body's organs,...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Crystal Heather Kaczkowski and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Baseball

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Baseball is a game played by two opposing teams where the objective is to score the greatest number of runs over a designated number of innings. If a tie remains at the end of that period, the game may be extended into...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness David E. Newton . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Reproductive System, Female

    8 pages Topic overview

    The female reproductive system is composed of organs that produce female eggs (called female gametes or ova), provide an environment for fertilization of the egg by a male sperm (male gamete), and support the development...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Stéphanie Islane Dionne and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Ice Hockey

    6 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Ice hockey is a team sport in which players attempt to hit a cylindrical-shaped target known as the “puck” into the opponent's goal, a rectangular-shaped net 6 ft. (1.8 m) wide and 4 ft. (1.2 m) high. The goal of an ice...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness David E. Newton . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Football

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Football is a game played by two opposing teams composed of eleven players each, on a rectangular field made of natural grass or artificial turf. An inflated leather ball, which is called a “football” (or simply “the...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness William A. Atkins . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Respiratory System

    8 pages Topic overview

    The respiratory system consists of organs that deliver oxygen to the circulatory system for transport to all the cells of the body. The respiratory system also assists in the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2), thus...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Crystal Heather Kaczkowski and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Muscular System

    8 pages Topic overview

    The muscular system is the body's network of tissues for both voluntary and involuntary movements. Muscle cells are specialized for contraction. Body movements are generated through the contraction and relaxation of...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Crystal Heather Kaczkowski and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Respiratory System

    7 pages Topic overview

    The respiratory system consists of organs that deliver oxygen to the circulatory system for transport to all the cells of the body. The respiratory system also assists in the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2), thus...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Crystal Heather Kaczkowski, MSc and Laura Jean Cataldo, RN, EdD . Ed. Tracie Moy .  Vol. 2.  2nd ed.  Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2017. 

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    Weightlifting

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Weightlifting is defined as the sport or exercise of lifting barbells. It is often used loosely to refer to several distinctive activities, one of which is a form of exercise—weight training—and three others that are...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Rebecca J. Frey and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Digestive System

    7 pages Topic overview

    The digestive system is a group of organs and tissues responsible for the conversion of food into absorbable chemicals that are then used to provide energy for growth and repair. The digestive system is also known by a...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Crystal Heather Kaczkowski and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Bicycling

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Bicycling, also called biking or cycling, is the use of a bicycle for personal transportation, exercise, or touring and other forms of recreation. A bicycle is defined as a single-track human-powered vehicle (HPV) driven...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Rebecca J. Frey and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Basketball

    6 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court by two five-player groups. Played primarily indoors when organized in leagues, basketball is often also played outdoors in less organized “pick-up” games. The...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness William A. Atkins . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Golf

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Golf is a very old sport in which players use a variety of stick-like devices, known as clubs to hit or stroke a small ball into holes in the ground. Jack Nicklaus (The Golden Bear) started playing golf at age ten, and...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness David E. Newton . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Exercise

    7 pages Biography, Topic overview

    Exercise can be defined as physical activity that involves planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movements for the purpose of maintaining or improving physical fitness and overall health. Exercise includes...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Margaret Alic and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Fats

    6 pages Topic overview

    Fats are also called lipids. A lipid is a substance that is poorly soluble or insoluble (does not dissolve) in water. The term ‘dietary fat’ encompasses many different types of fat. More than 90% of dietary fats are...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Deborah Lycett and Tish Davidson . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Lacrosse

    6 pages Topic overview

    Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played on an open field or in a closed stadium, in which a stick with a net attached to the end is used to propel a small, solid, rubber ball into an opponent's net....

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness David E. Newton . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 1.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Protein

    5 pages Topic overview

    Proteins are compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen that are arranged as strands of amino acid. They play an essential role in the cellular maintenance, growth, and functioning of the human body....

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Tish Davidson . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    Yoga

    6 pages Biography, Topic overview

    The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word that means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the Divine, Universal Spirit, or Cosmic Consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Douglas Dupler, Rebecca J. Frey, and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012. 

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    T'ai Chi

    5 pages Biography, Topic overview

    T'ai chi is an ancient Chinese exercise with movements that originate in martial arts practice. While used as a type of self-defense in its most advanced form, t'ai chi is practiced widely for its health and relaxation...

    From The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness Rebecca J. Frey and Laura Jean Cataldo . Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe .  Vol. 2.  Detroit: Gale, 2012.