ISBN-10:
0073375551
ISBN-13:
9780073375557
Pub. Date:
02/11/2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport / Edition 9

Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport / Edition 9

by Melvin H. Williams

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Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport / Edition 9

This textbook provides the reader with thorough coverage of the role nutrition plays in enhancing one's health, fitness, and sport performance. Current research and practical activities are incorporated throughout.

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ISBN-13: 9780073375557
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 02/11/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Melvin Williams is the Director of Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University, and has more than 30 years of lab research with a focus on the role of nutrition in sports. He has written and edited five books on ergogenic aids and the role of nutrition in sports — his two latest books are The Ergogenics Edge: Pushing the Limits of Sports Performance (Human Kinetics) and Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports, Sixth Edition (McGraw-Hill). He earned a B.S. from East Stroudsburg State College (1962), a Master of Education degree from Ohio University (1963), and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (1968), with a doctoral dissertation on the effects of alcohol as a possible means to enhance strength and endurance. He's an accomplished marathon runner, placing first in his age group numerous times in the Marine Corps Marathon, which merited his selection in the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame in 2001.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance

2 Healthful Nutrition for Fitness and Sport: The Consumer Athlete

3 Human Energy

4 Carbohydrates: The Main Energy Food

5 Fat: An Important Energy Source during Exercise

6 Protein: The Tissue Builder

7 Vitamins: The Organic Regulators

8 Minerals: The Inorganic Regulators

9 Water, Electrolytes and Temperature Regulation

10 Body Weight and Composition for Health and Sport

11 Weight Maintenance and Loss through Proper Nutrition and Exercise

12 Weight Gaining through Proper Nutrition and Exercise

13 Food Drugs and Related Supplements

Appendix A—Units of Measurement: English System—Metric System Equivalents

Appendix B—Approximate Caloric Expenditure per Minute for Various Physical Activities

Appendix C—Self-Test on Drinking Habits and Alcoholism

Appendix D—Determination of Healthy Body Weight

Appendix E—Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

Appendix F—Calories, Percent Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Dietary Fiber in Selected Fast-Food Restaurant Products

Appendix G—Energy Pathways of Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein

Appendix H—Small Steps: 120 Small Steps to a Healthier Diet and Increased Physical Activity

Appendix I—Sample Menu for a 2000-Calorie Food Pattern

Appendix J—MyPyramid for Kids

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