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Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health
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ISBN: 9781450414876
Anul publicarii: 2018
Pagini: 488


Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health includes applied content and research-based guidelines to help students distinguish between nutrition recommendations backed by science and the plethora of misinformation available in the field. This comprehensive resource blends nutrition and exercise science with practical information to provide a clear understanding of how nutrition affects sports, exercise, and overall health. 

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health covers the basics of nutrition, including the functions of and daily allowances for carbohydrate, fat, and protein, as well as micronutrient recommendations; the importance of hydration and electrolyte balance; nutrition in health and disease prevention; population-based nutrition considerations for training and sports; and practical information on measuring and altering body composition. The accessible presentation of material keeps students from getting too bogged down in research, and the text offers real-world applications. Students will also discover career opportunities available to them, including qualifications and job responsibilities for each position.

The full-color text includes more than 40 photos and more than 130 illustrations alongside digestible, engaging writing. Concepts are presented in a user-friendly manner, and each chapter includes a number of features that enhance understanding:
  • Chapter objectives provide a roadmap to ease students into upcoming content.
  • Key terms help students focus on important vocabulary. The key terms appear in boldface within the chapter and are included within the glossary, where they are defined. 
  • Putting It Into Perspective sidebars contain compact vignettes that help college students relate to the content and apply the concepts to their own lives.
  • Do You Know? sidebars are short callouts that provide key insights and easy takeaways for students.
  • Nutrition Tip sidebars provide useful information students can consider for their own nutrition.
  • Reflection Time sidebars prompt students to delve deeper into topics presented in the chapter.
  • Review questions help students identify areas they may need to revisit as well as reinforce key concepts.
Content is organized in a logical sequence, with each chapter building upon the information previously presented. In part I, the reader is provided with an overview of the role nutrition plays in overall well-being throughout a person's life. Part II focuses on each macronutrient and its role in health and disease, as well as dietary recommendations that support health and an active lifestyle. The role of micronutrients in health and performance is covered in part III. Part IV provides information on the application of nutrition to sport, exercise, and health. 

Instructors will find a full suite of ancillaries that will be helpful in their teaching. The instructor guide and presentation package plus image bank will help in preparing for class, while the test package and chapter quizzes will help assess student learning. 

Students and professionals alike will benefit from the broad coverage found in Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. Armed with accessible, research-based application, readers will have the tools they need to improve athletic performance, exercise outcomes, and general well-being.

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Part I: The Big Picture
Chapter 1: Optimizing Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifespan
General Nutrition Guidelines
Sport Nutrition
Credentials and Scope of Practice
Chapter 2: Energy Metabolism 
How Energy Fuels the Body
Human Energy Metabolism
Benefits of Training on Health and Athletic Performance
Biosynthesis and Storage Pathways in Metabolism
Hormonal Control of Metabolism
Measuring Energy Intake and Expenditure
An Emerging Topic of Interest for Athletes
Part II: Role of Energy-Yielding Macronutrients 
Chapter 3: Carbohydrate 
Classification of Carbohydrate
Digestion and Absorption
Metabolism of Carbohydrate
Regulation of Glucose Metabolism
Glycemic Response
Carbohydrate as Fuel During Exercise
Role of Carbohydrate in Exercise Fatigue
Carbohydrate Recommendations
Carbohydrate Content of Foods
Carbohydrate and Health
Chapter 4: Fat 
Lipids and Dietary Fat
Triglycerides and Health
Dietary Recommendations
Digestion and Metabolism
Dietary Fats and Exercise
Chapter 5: Protein 
Classification and Function of Protein
Digestion and Absorption
Metabolic Fate of Protein in the Body
Protein in the Diet
Protein Quality
Protein in Exercise and Sport
Vegetarianism and Veganism
Protein Deficiency and Excess Protein
Part III: Role of Micronutrients, Water, and Nutritional Supplements 
Chapter 6: Vitamins 
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Chapter 7: Minerals 
Trace Minerals
Chapter 8: Water and Electrolytes 
Water, Electrolytes, and Exercise Performance
Hydration Assessment
Hydration Recommendations for Exercise
Chapter 9: Nutritional Supplements and Drugs 
Popularity of Supplement Use in Sport
Regulation of Dietary Supplements
Evaluation of Dietary Supplements
Common Sports Foods and Medical Supplements
Common Supplements Marketed for Fat Loss
Common Supplements for General Health
Drugs Commonly Used in Sports
Alcohol Use
Part IV: Application of Nutrition for Health and Fitness 
Chapter 10: Body Weight and Composition 
Factors Contributing to Body Weight and Composition
Body Weight and Composition Concerns in Activity and Sport
Estimating Body Composition
Chapter 11: Nutrition for Aerobic Endurance 
ATP Production During Endurance Activities
Energy-Yielding Macronutrient Requirements of Endurance Athletes
Food Selection to Meet Nutrient Requirements
Types of Carbohydrate and Performance
Unique Challenges Facing Endurance Athletes
Impacts of Endurance Training on Macronutrient Metabolism
Chapter 12: Nutrition for Resistance Training 
Nutrition Before Resistance Training
Nutrition During Resistance Training
Nutrition After Resistance Training
How Daily Dietary Intake Affects Muscle
How Dieting Affects Muscle
Nutrients That Support Muscle Functioning
Sport Supplements for Resistance Training
Chapter 13: Changing Weight and Body Composition 
Understanding Body Fat
Decreasing Body Fat
Gaining Muscle Mass
Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle at the Same Time
Chapter 14: Special Nutrition Concerns 
Children and Adolescents
Masters Athletes
Individuals With Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
Pregnant Women
Vegetarian Populations
Individuals With Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
About the Authors


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