Responses of the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems to exercise

Shizuo Sakamoto*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Exercise is a stressor, and living organisms respond differently to various exercise patterns. This chapter describes one such biological response, the response patterns of the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems with a focus on stress hormones. Exercise-related accidents, especially in relation to the abnormal secretion of stress hormones that leads to chronic fatigue and sleep deprivation and which may cause sudden death, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Activity, Exercise, Sedentary Behavior and Health
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9784431553335
ISBN (Print)9784431553328
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Endocrine system
  • Exercise intensity
  • Exercise pattern
  • Exercise-induced sudden death
  • Stress hormone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Engineering


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