Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport / Edition 1

Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport / Edition 1

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by Judy A. Driskell
     
 

Athletes, coaches, and recreationalists are continually seeking ways to maximize their competitive efforts in both exercise and sport, and from 5km runners to Olympians, most athletes recognize that good nutrition is as crucial to success as ongoing practice and regular exercise. Written and edited by top-notch nutrition and exercise authorities, Nutritional

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Athletes, coaches, and recreationalists are continually seeking ways to maximize their competitive efforts in both exercise and sport, and from 5km runners to Olympians, most athletes recognize that good nutrition is as crucial to success as ongoing practice and regular exercise. Written and edited by top-notch nutrition and exercise authorities, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport comprehensively covers the major nutritional concerns related to physical activity and the serious recreationalist and athlete, focusing on core questions in the growing field of sports nutrition.

This valuable resource discusses the central roles macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) play in healthy nutrition. It includes practical considerations related to hydration, body weight, and the use of nutritional supplements as ergogenic aids. It also discusses the various athletic concerns athletes will likely face during different life stages, such as the young athlete, the pregnant athlete, and the aging athlete.

Concise and extensively referenced, Nutritional Concerns in Recreation, Exercise, and Sport provides the knowledge base athletes need to make well-informed dietary decisions, optimize overall health, and achieve personal performance success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420068153
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

The Editors xi

Contributors xiii

Chapter 1 Energy Requirements Benjamin F. Miller Barry Braun 1

Chapter 2 Carbohydrates and Fats Mark Kern 23

Chapter 3 Proteins Tom J. Hazell Peter W. R. Lemon 75

Chapter 4 Vitamins Young-Nam Kim Judy A. Driskell 91

Chapter 5 Minerals—Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, and Boron Stella L. Volpe 123

Chapter 6 Hydration Susan M. Kleiner Douglas S. Kalman 145

Chapter 7 Weight Management Richard B. Kreider Colin D. Wilborn 167

Chapter 8 Endurance Performance Ellen J. Coleman 201

Chapter 9 Purported Ergogenic Aids Abbie E. Smith Sarah E. Tobkin Jeffrey R. Stout Christopher M. Lockwood 235

Chapter 10 Life Cycle Concerns Peter R. J. Reaburn Fiona E. Petty 281

Index 341

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