The Female Athlete's Body Book [NOOK Book]


The first authoritative guide for keeping female athletes healthy and injury free

Women's and girls' participation in sports grows exponentially every year, and everyone knows that women's bodies are ...

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The first authoritative guide for keeping female athletes healthy and injury free

Women's and girls' participation in sports grows exponentially every year, and everyone knows that women's bodies are constructed differently from men's, yet there have been no books on sports injury and health specific to a female athlete's needs.

Until now.

In The Female Athlete's Body Book, Dr. Gloria Beim--orthopedic surgeon, physician for the U.S. National Track Cycling Team, and accomplished athlete--presents the first authoritative sourcebook for every female athlete who wants to get in the game and stay there. She provides sound advice on an array of concerns including:

  • How to minimize injury while enhancing sports performance

  • Nutrition and training for top performance and lifelong health

  • The specific needs of younger, pregnant, and mature athletes

  • How to fight menstrual problems, bone loss, and eating disorders

  • What to do when an injury occurs

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Editorial Reviews

Health Magazine
...handy reference...Don't miss the appendix of exercises to strengthen your most vulnerable body parts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071425407
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gloria Beim, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and a physician for the U.S. National Track Cycling Team. She has been widely published in professional journals and has appeared on "Dateline NBC."

Ruth Winter is an award winning health writer, a contributor to major magazines, and the author of 34 popular health books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Basketball: Hooping It Up 11
2 Soccer: Getting a Kick 21
3 Volleyball: Net Gain 35
4 Softball: Getting to Home Plate Safely 41
5 Tennis and Racquetball: Courting Fun 49
6 Lacrosse and Field Hockey: High-Speed Goals 65
7 Skiing and Snowboarding: Hot Sports in the Cold 71
8 Ice Skating and Ice Hockey: Ice Maidens 89
9 Swimming: Wet and Wonderful 101
10 Scuba Diving: Exploring Another World 115
11 Biking: Popular Pedal Pushing 127
12 Rock Climbing: Upscale 147
13 Walking and Running: On Your Feet 167
14 Golf: In the Swing of Things 187
15 Weight Training: Gaining Strength 199
16 Gymnastics and Cheerleading: Twist, Tumble, and Shout 205
17 Girls on the Go 217
18 Pregnant Athletes: Baby on Board 225
19 Mature Athletes: Never Too Old to Play 237
20 Nutrition for the Female Athlete 251
21 Upper Body Injury and Therapy: Neck, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Injuries 271
22 Lower Body Injury and Therapy: Hip, Knee, Leg, Ankle, and Foot Injuries 303
23 Conditioning Exercises 331
Index 355
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