ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #2: High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!

By Devon A. Dobrosielski PhD; Angela Humpert BS; and Madelyn Heyman BS

SKU: ACSM-HFJ-JF17.2

Description

High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!

By Devon A. Dobrosielski PhD; Angela Humpert BS; and Madelyn Heyman BS

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and poor sleep are common complaints of travelers to high altitude. In this article, the authors share their unique experiences hiking in the Peruvian Andes, in an effort to bolster awareness of the challenges and physiological responses associated with high altitude recreation.

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Learning Objectives

After reading this article, the reader will be able to:

  • Evaluate the underlying cause, potential symptoms, and possible detrimental effects of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high-altitude sleep disturbance.
  • Analyze the challenges and physiological responses associated with high-altitude recreation.
  • Compare the relationship between increased body fat, AMS, and high-altitude slee disturbance.

Key words: Acute Mountain Sickness, Hiking, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Acclimatization, Lake Louise Scale

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Article #2: High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!Article
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