The Truth About Physical Fitness and Nutrition

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In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affects teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a ...

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Overview

In a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, The Truth About series tackles a range of current issues that affects teens. Each A-to-Z volume delivers the information teens need to cope with pressure from a multitude of sources and to make informed choices when faced with difficult decisions. Special features such as "Q & A," "Teens Speak," and "Fact Or Fiction?" focus on critical aspects of current topics, while "Did You Know?" presents up-to-date tables and graphs. With an informative glossary and a valuable listing of hotlines and further resources, these books are essential reading for young people in search of guidance and knowledge.

The Truth About Physical Fitness and Nutrition takes an in-depth look at key health matters, providing useful facts about practicing healthy hygiene, achieving fitness, and avoiding risky behaviors. This accessible new guide features up-to-date information in a user-friendly format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076451
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2010
  • Series: Facts on File Truth about Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

Preface vii

How to Use This Book x

Understanding Physical Fitness and Nutrition 1

A-to-Z Entries

Additives and Processed Food 13

Aerobic Exercise, Types and Benefits of 19

Allergies: Development, Causes, and Treatment of 24

Anorexia Nervosa 30

Blood Sugar, Insulin, and Diabetes 38

Body Image 43

Body Mass Index 48

Bulimia Nervosa 53

Calories and Weight 59

Carbohydrates and Exercise 63

Dieting and Weight Loss 67

Disease and Fitness 74

Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnoses of 80

Exercise and Injuries 86

Exercise and Strength 93

Fats 100

Food Groups 103

Food Pyramid 106

Gender and Nutrition 108

Growth Hormones 114

Gyms 117

Mental Health and Physical Activity 120

Nutritional Guidelines and Healthy Diets 126

Nutritional Supplements 131

Obesity 137

Proteins 144

Salt (Sodium) and Water Balance 147

Skin Cancer 156

Sleep and Physical Fitness 161

Sports Drinks and Energy Bars 164

Steroids, Anabolic 168

Sugar 172

Vegetarianism and Veganism 176

Vitamins 179

Weight Training and Weight Management 188

Hotlines and Help Sites 191

Glossary 195

Index 203

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