Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women over Fifty / Edition 1

Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women over Fifty / Edition 1

by Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
     
 

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.

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849302589
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/21/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

HOW A WOMAN'S BODY RESPONDS To EXERCISE
Types of Exercise and How They Effect Older Women
Environmental Considerations and Safety

  • Making the Most of Your Home
  • Architecture and Design
  • Inside Considerations: Doors, Floor, Stairs, Bathroom, Kitchen, etc.
  • Outside Considerations
  • Home Gyms
    Drug-Exercise Interactions
    NUTRITION FACT AND FICTION
    General Nutrition
  • Protein Needs
  • Calcium and Vitamin D Needs
  • Fat Needs
  • Antioxidants
    Physical Activity-Nutrient Relationship
    Nutritional Assessment
  • Diet Assessment and Food Records
  • Record Keeping
  • Nutrition Counseling
    Practical Nutrition Implementation
  • Nutrition Guidelines
  • Your Personal Nutrition Goals
  • Action Plans
  • Menu Planning
  • Food Labels
  • Tips for Choosing Food Products
  • Record Keeping
  • Food Diary
    ROLE OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
    How to Evaluate New Information on Exercise and Nutrition
  • Quackery
  • Solutions, Professionals, Books, Journals, and Organizations
    Minority Women's Health
  • Health Problems in Older Minority Women
  • Barriers to Good Nutrition and Exercise
  • Strategies for Improving Nutrition and Exercise
    How to Incorporate Exercise and Good Nutrition as Part of Your Daily Routine
  • Readiness Quiz
  • Initiating Change
  • Problem Solving
  • Setting Goals
    Psychological Health, Exercise, and Nutrition
    Menopause and Sexuality
  • What It Is
  • Hormone Changes
  • Symptoms
  • Hormone Replacement
    Obesity
  • Energy Regulation
  • Weight Changes
  • Risks
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
    AGE RELATED DISORDERS: EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION
    Heart Disease and Hypertension
    Cancer
    Osteoporosis
  • What It Is
  • Risk Profile
  • How Is It Diagnosed
  • What Can You Do to Protect Your Bones
  • Exercise Guidelines
  • Types of Exercise
    Diabetes and Glucose Regulation
    Arthritis
    Thirst and Dehydration
    Falls and Balance
  • Measuring Balance
  • Measures to Improve Fitness and Balance
  • Types of Exercises
    Sleep
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