Nutrition and Fitness: Lifestyle Choices for Wellness / Edition 2

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A high school level text addressing the crucial role nutrition and physical activity play in overall health. Topics covered include weight management, eating disorders, food safety, global hunger, physical fitness, stress management, substance abuse, consumer issues, trends, and careers. Abundant teenager-friendly color photos of good-looking, hip people supplement the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566379335
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 510
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Food Habits: A Lifestyle Choice
Chapter 1 Making Wellness a Lifestyle 10
What Is Wellness? 10
Aspects of Wellness 12
Factors That Affect Wellness 15
Nutrition and Wellness 20
Chapter 2 Factors Affecting Food Choices 26
Food Is a Reflection of Culture 26
Social Influences on Food Choices 29
Emotions Affect Food Choices 33
The Influence of Agriculture, Technology, Economics, and Politics 36
Nutrition Knowledge Affects Food Choices 39
Chapter 3 How Nutrients Become You 43
Food, Nutrients, and Energy 43
The Process of Digestion 46
Absorption of Nutrients 50
Metabolism 50
Factors Affecting Digestion and Absorption 51
Digestive Disorders 53
Chapter 4 Nutrition Guidelines 58
Tools for Planning a Healthful Diet 59
Using Food Recommendations and Guidelines 67
Part 2 The Health Effects of Energy Nutrients
Chapter 5 Carbohydrates: The Preferred Body Fuel 74
Types of Carbohydrates 74
The Functions of Carbohydrates 77
How Your Body Uses Carbohydrates 80
Meeting Your Carbohydrate Needs 80
Health Questions Related to Carbohydrates 84
Chapter 6 Fats: A Concentrated Energy Source 91
What Are Lipids? 92
Functions of Lipids 94
Lipids in the Body 95
Fats and Heart Health 96
Fats and Cancer 103
Limiting Fats and Cholesterol in Your Diet 104
Chapter 7 Proteins: The Body's Building Blocks 110
What Is Protein? 111
Protein in the Body 112
Food Sources of Protein 114
How Much Protein Do You Need? 118
The Risks of Too Little or Too Much Protein 120
Part 3 The Work of Noncaloric Nutrients
Chapter 8 Vitamins: Drivers of Cell Processes 126
What Are Vitamins? 126
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins at Work 130
The Water-Soluble Vitamins at Work 135
Nonvitamins and Other Nonnutrients 143
Are Vitamin Supplements Needed? 144
Preserving Vitamins in Food 145
Chapter 9 Minerals: Regulators of Body Functions 150
How Minerals Are Classified 150
The Macrominerals at Work 152
The Microminerals at Work 162
Minerals and Healthful Food Choices 168
Chapter 10 Water: The Forgotten Nutrient 172
The Vital Functions of Water 173
Keeping Fluids in Balance 175
Part 4 Nutrition Management: A Lifelong Activity
Chapter 11 Nutrition for All Ages 184
Changing Nutritional Needs 184
Pregnancy and Lactation 186
Infancy and Toddlerhood 193
Childhood 200
Adolescence 202
Adulthood 205
Chapter 12 The Energy Balancing Act 211
Energy Input 212
Energy Output 213
Energy Imbalance 217
Determining Healthy Weight 219
Chapter 13 Healthy Weight Management 225
Healthy People Need a Healthy Weight 225
Factors Affecting Your Weight Status 226
Losing Excess Body Fat 228
Gaining Weight 238
Chapter 14 Eating Disorders 243
Characteristics of Eating Disorders 243
Probable Causes of Eating Disorders 246
What Help Is Available? 248
Part 5 Other Aspects of Wellness
Chapter 15 Staying Physically Active: A Way of Life 256
Goals for Physical Activity 256
The Benefits of Physical Activity 258
What Is Total Fitness? 259
Exercise and Heart Health 263
Keys to a Successful Exercise Program 265
Planning an Exercise Program 270
Chapter 16 Eating for Sports Performance 274
The Energy Needs of an Athlete 274
Weight Concerns of Athletes 281
Harmful Performance Aids 283
Chapter 17 Maintaining Positive Social and Mental Health 287
Basic Human Needs 288
What Is Social Health? 289
Promoting Positive Social Health 290
What Is Mental Health? 295
Promoting Positive Mental Health 297
Making Positive Life Changes 300
Seeking Help for Social and Mental Health Problems 303
Chapter 18 Stress and Wellness 306
Stress Is Part of Life 306
Effects of Stress on Health 309
Managing Stress 313
Preventing Stress 316
Chapter 19 The Use and Abuse of Drugs 322
Drugs as Medicine 322
Drug Misuse and Abuse 327
Stimulants 329
Depressants 332
Hallucinogens 336
Drugs and Athletes 339
Getting Help for a Substance Abuse Problem 339
Part 6 Making Informed Choices
Chapter 20 Keeping Food Safe 344
Common Food Contaminants 344
Outwitting the Food Contaminators 347
When Foodborne Illness Happens 353
People and Public Food Safety 355
Chapter 21 Meal Management 360
Planning for Appeal 361
Planning for Nutrition 362
Controlling Food Costs 365
Saving Time 366
Meals Away from Home 369
Chapter 22 Making Wise Consumer Choices 374
Where to Shop for Food 375
Factors That Affect Consumer Food Choices 377
Using Food Labels 382
Being a Consumer of Fitness Products and Services 388
Your Consumer Rights 392
Chapter 23 Food and Fitness Trends 396
Food Preferences 396
Food Science Trends 402
Fitness Trends 409
Chapter 24 Nutrition and Health: A Global Concern 415
The Hunger Problem 415
Working Toward National Solutions 424
Working Toward Global Solutions 427
What Can One Person Do? 434
Chapter 25 A Career for You in Nutrition and Fitness 439
Nutrition and Fitness Professionals 439
Certification and License Requirements 446
Making a Positive Career Choice 448
Career Preparation 450
Finding the Job You Want 455
Appendix A Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating 465
Appendix B Recommended Nutrient Intakes 466
Appendix C Nutritive Values of Foods 469
Glossary 487
Index 499
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