Exercise in Space

A Holistic Approach for the Benefit of Human Health on Earth

  • Stefan Schneider

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences book series (BRIEFSSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Otmar Bock
    Pages 1-13
  3. A.-M. Liphardt, G.-P. Brüggemann, A. Niehoff
    Pages 15-38
  4. U. Hoffmann, A. D. Moore, J. Koschate, U. Drescher
    Pages 39-62
  5. V. Abeln, T. Vogt, S. Schneider
    Pages 93-108

About this book


This volume of the Series SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences summarizes the newest finding in the field of mental health and physiological exercise in Space. Currently two major challenges are impacting human health in the western societies, one being a move towards a sedentary society, the second one being longevity. Both have a considerable impact on physical as well as mental health. Space life science research helps to understand the underlying degenerative physiological and neuro-psychological processes as living in space, living in microgravity can be regarded as a time lapse of the sedentary and aging human being. Translational research of the past years has shown that exercise can be regarded as a key factor to counteract physical and mental deconditioning in space, guaranteeing a holistic approach to health and a benefit to the socio-demographic changes of our society.

The book is written for scientists in biomedicine, more specific in aging research, sports physiology and neurosciences.


aging processes bone and cartilage exercise mental health motor skills muscle degeneration psychophysiology space research

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.German Sport University CologneCologneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29569-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29571-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-5560
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-5579
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