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Cardiorespiratory Fitness - New Topics

Hasan Sözen

University of Ordu

After completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy, Dr. Hasan Sözen continued his research in sport and exercise physiology and is currently a member of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPE-SD), as well as a member of the Society of Sport Sciences.


Cardiorespiratory Fitness Physical Activity Body Composition Physical Inactivity Cardiorespiratory System Obesity Inactivity Sedentary Lifestyle Metabolic Syndrome Diabetes Mortality Fitness

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Physical fitness is defined as 'having the energy to perform activities performed in daily life without getting tired, to participate in and enjoy recreational activities, and to cope with unexpected situations. Cardiorespiratory fitness, on the other hand, is one of the 'health-related' components of physical fitness and can also be expressed as 'the ability of the heart, lung, and vascular system to deliver oxygen and nutrients to working muscles. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is the gold standard for assessing cardiorespiratory fitness as it provides an objective and concrete measure of cardiorespiratory fitness by measuring maximum oxygen consumption with gas exchange analysis. At the same time, cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides data on the source of a potential problem by revealing the suitability of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and respiratory systems in conditions where metabolism is under control, and whether they create any restrictions during exercise. Cardiorespiratory fitness is a subcomponent of physical fitness, and it is the ability of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems of individuals to supply the tissues with the necessary nutrients and oxygen. The most valid measurement in assessing cardiorespiratory system fitness is maximal oxygen consumption. Cardiorespiratory fitness is of great importance for individuals to continue their activities of daily living, and it also has a very important role in increasing the physical activity levels of individuals. In line with this scope, this book aims to include current studies, data, and different literature information in the field of cardiorespiratory fitness.

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About the editor

Hasan Sözen

University of Ordu

Dr. Hasan Sözen is an assistant professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Ordu University, Turkey. He received his PhD in Health Science from the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey, and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy with his work titled "Electromechanical delay components assessment to disclose age, training status and gender effects on skeletal muscle electromechanical behavior during contraction: new insights from an electromyographic, mechanomyographic and force combined approach." The fellowship was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Dr. Sözen's primary research focus remains in sport and exercise physiology topics.

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