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

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Heather Y. Lovelace, MSC, BHec (University of British Columbia)
Description: A core of knowledge regarding the older women's health is presented in this book to help women control the way they age and the speed of aging. The focus is on areas of exercise and nutrition that are strategic to promoting health while aging, and information for the practical implementation of the knowledge presented in the various sections is provided.
Purpose: The editor and contributors intend to help empower older women against biological degeneration and chronic disease. This includes providing learning materials to help change attitudes and imparting lifestyle recommendations that are linked to health and well being.
Audience: This book is intended for healthcare practitioners. In it a major contributor to knowledge about health in the elderly provides background knowledge in many areas for individuals with a generalist practice.
Features: Valuable basic information relating to older women's health is provided within the book, with a focus on nutrients related to the physiologic changes that occur with age. In the "integrating knowledge into health care section" the additional focus on exercise and the relationship between exercise, nutrition and chronic disease are conneted, providing for the practical implementation of knowledge. Within this section, the evaluation of health promotion claims is unique and practitioners will learn ways to evaluate the continuous flow of health claims that arise. The contributors to the nutrition assessment section provide limited knowledge of applying assessment techniques. However, the overall coverage is thorough and the editor provides many unique aspects and applications that will help individuals improve their health.
Assessment: This is a current, well referenced publication in the area of exercise and nutrition for the aging woman. The knowledge provided is beneficial to enhancing health status and practically implementing nutrition recommendations.
Heather Lovelace
A core of knowledge regarding the older women's health is presented in this book to help women control the way they age and the speed of aging. The focus is on areas of exercise and nutrition that are strategic to promoting health while aging, and information for the practical implementation of the knowledge presented in the various sections is provided. The editor and contributors intend to help empower older women against biological degeneration and chronic disease. This includes providing learning materials to help change attitudes and imparting lifestyle recommendations that are linked to health and well being. This book is intended for healthcare practitioners. In it a major contributor to knowledge about health in the elderly provides background knowledge in many areas for individuals with a generalist practice. Valuable basic information relating to older women's health is provided within the book, with a focus on nutrients related to the physiologic changes that occur with age. In the ""integrating knowledge into health care section"" the additional focus on exercise and the relationship between exercise, nutrition and chronic disease are conneted, providing for the practical implementation of knowledge. Within this section, the evaluation of health promotion claims is unique and practitioners will learn ways to evaluate the continuous flow of health claims that arise. The contributors to the nutrition assessment section provide limited knowledge of applying assessment techniques. However, the overall coverage is thorough and the editor provides many unique aspects and applications that will help individuals improve their health. This is a current, well referencedpublication in the area of exercise and nutrition for the aging woman. The knowledge provided is beneficial to enhancing health status and practically implementing nutrition recommendations.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849302589
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/21/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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