Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

by Marie Dunford
     
 

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides readers with a preparatory look at the exciting field of sport and exercise nutrition, including its foundational concepts and the diverse career options available.

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Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides readers with a preparatory look at the exciting field of sport and exercise nutrition, including its foundational concepts and the diverse career options available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736076319
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
428,699
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Chapter 1. What Is Sport and Exercise Nutrition?

Origins and History of Sport Nutrition

Sport Nutrition as a Subspecialty of Nutrition

Is Sport Nutrition an Art or a Science?

The Short of It

Chapter 2. What Can I Do With Sport Nutrition?

What Jobs Are Associated With Sport Nutrition?

What Degrees and Credentials Are Needed?

How Does Sport Nutrition Interface With Other Professions?

The Short of It

Part II. Building Blocks of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Chapter 3. Energy Balance and Imbalance

What Is Energy?

What Is Energy Balance?

Effect of Metabolic Rate on Energy Balance

Effect of TEF on Energy Balance

What Is Energy Imbalance?

The Short of It

Chapter 4. Carbohydrate

What Is Carbohydrate and How Does It Relate to Exercise?

What Are the Daily Carbohydrate Recommendations?

Sources of Carbohydrate

Distribution of Daily Carbohydrate Intake

How Does an Athlete Carbohydrate Load?

The Short of It

Chapter 5. Protein

What Are Amino Acids and Proteins?

Sources of Dietary Protein

What Is the Daily Protein Recommendation?

The Short of It

Chapter 6. Fat

What Is Fat?

How Is Fat Digested and Stored?

How Is Fat Used During Rest and Exercise?

What Is the Daily Recommendation for Fat?

Sources of Fat

Are Some Fats Associated With Health Risks?

The Short of It

Chapter 7. Vitamins

What Are Vitamins?

How Do Vitamins Function?

How Much of Each Vitamin Is Recommended Daily?

Sources of Vitamins

The Short of It

Chapter 8. Minerals

What Are Minerals?

How Do Minerals Differ From Vitamins?

How Do Minerals and Exercise Affect the Body?

What Is the Recommended Daily Intake of Minerals?

Which Minerals Are Likely to Be Deficient?

The Short of It

Chapter 9. Water, Electrolytes, and Fluid Balance

What Is Homeostasis and How Is It Maintained?

Factors That Affect Water Balance

Factors That Affect Electrolyte Balance

Is Precise Regulation of Water Necessary?

Why Do Athletes Need Individualized Plans for Fluid and Electrolyte Intake?

What Type and How Much Fluid Should Be Consumed?

How Does Dehydration Affect Training, Performance, and Health?

Signs of Dehydration

The Short of It

Chapter 10. Weight, Body Composition, and Performance

What Is Body Weight?

What Is Body Composition?

How Do Weight and Body Composition Relate to Performance?

What Is Needed to Increase Muscle Mass?

How Much Muscle Mass Can Be Gained?

The Short of It

Chapter 11. Athletes and Disordered Eating

How Do Normal and Disordered Eating Differ?

What Is an Eating Disorder?

Which Athletes Are Most Susceptible?

Factors That Influence the Development of Eating Disorders

What Is the Female Athlete Triad?

The Short of It

Epilogue. The Future of Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Appendix A. Learn More About Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Appendix B. Implementing Sport and Exercise Nutrition in the Real World

Appendix C. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Conversions

Bibliography

Index

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