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Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman : Wellness for Women Over Fifty - Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman

Wellness for Women Over Fifty

Hardcover Published: 21st April 2000
ISBN: 9780849302589
Number Of Pages: 622

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Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women Over Fifty is a comprehensive guide to the major wellness issues for women over fifty. The author is a physician who explores diet, exercise and lifestyle choices from a medical perspective. The book assists in the design and implementation of programs to optimize good health and quality of life.
Dr. Fiatarone-Singh discusses the unique nutritional issues of the older woman. Her book explains the fundamentals of proper nutrition, emphasizing special calcium, antioxidant, and vitamin D needs. She suggests practical implementations of nutritional guidelines, menu planning and record keeping.
The author probes the facts and fictions surrounding exercise. She describes the limitations and potential of a 50-plus woman's work-out regimen and proposes reasonable and necessary fitness goals.
The book also covers age-related disorders, how to best utilize the living environment, menopause, and more.

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"This book would make an excellent addition to the library of all health care professionals as it lays out a blueprint for understanding the benefits of exercise and integrating the habit of activity into the lives of older women." -Karen J. Heslin, MEd, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health and Human Performance, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

Exercise and Agingp. 3
The Exercise Prescriptionp. 37
Exercise, Nutrition, and Medicationsp. 105
General Nutritionp. 131
Energyp. 137
Proteinp. 145
Fat and Cholesterolp. 155
Calcium and Vitamin Dp. 173
Antioxidants and Immune Responsep. 183
Exercise, Nutrition, and Chronic Disease
Arthritisp. 209
Cancerp. 225
Diabetesp. 243
Falls and Balancep. 269
Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertensionp. 279
Menopause and Sexualityp. 319
Minority Women's Healthp. 329
Obesityp. 343
Osteoporosisp. 371
Depressionp. 395
Sleepp. 417
Thirst and Dehydrationp. 443
Integrating the Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness Prescription into Health Care Practice
Preventative Health Strategies - Evaluating Current Information on Exercise and Nutritionp. 455
Nutritional Assessmentp. 467
Practical Implementation of Nutritional Recommendationsp. 495
Practical Implementation of Exercise Prescriptionsp. 523
Promoting Adoption and Maintenance of Physical Activity and Dietary Behavior Changep. 545
Environmental Design and Safetyp. 561
Suggested Readingsp. 577
Indexp. 579
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ISBN: 9780849302589
ISBN-10: 0849302587
Series: Wellness for Women
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 622
Published: 21st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 1

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