Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport

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Judy A. Driskell, Ira Wolinsky
CRC Press, Jun 23, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages

Athletes, coaches, and recreationalists are continually seeking ways to maximize their competitive efforts in both exercise and sport, and from 5km runners to Olympians, most athletes recognize that good nutrition is as crucial to success as ongoing practice and regular exercise. Written and edited by top-notch nutrition and exercise authorities, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport comprehensively covers the major nutritional concerns related to physical activity and the serious recreationalist and athlete, focusing on core questions in the growing field of sports nutrition.

This valuable resource discusses the central roles macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) play in healthy nutrition. It includes practical considerations related to hydration, body weight, and the use of nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids. It also discusses the various athletic concerns athletes will likely face during different life stages, such as the young athlete, the pregnant athlete, and the aging athlete.

Concise and extensively referenced, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport provides the knowledge base athletes need to make well-informed dietary decisions, optimize overall health, and achieve personal performance success.

 

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Contents

Chapter 3 Proteins
75
Chapter 4 Vitamins
91
Chapter 5 MineralsCalcium Magnesium Chromium and Boron
123
Chapter 6 Hydration
145
Chapter 7 Weight Management
167
Chapter 8 Endurance Performance
201
Chapter 9 Purported Ergogenic Aids
235
Chapter 10 Life Cycle Concerns
281
Index
341
Back cover
357
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Judy Anne Driskell, PhD, RD, is a professor of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska. She is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Driskell is listed as an expert in B-complex vitamins by the Vitamin Nutrition Information Service.

Ira Wolinsky, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston. Dr. Wolinsky has contributed to research mainly in the areas of nutrition and bone, and sports nutrition. He is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the recipient of several international research fellowships and consultantships to the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, and India. Dr. Wolinsky merited a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Greece in 1999.

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