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.
"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