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Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance

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Description for Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance Hardcover. Helps students and practitioners understand the function of the nutrients in the body and how these nutrients affect health and athletic performance. This title presents information that may be applied to a variety of careers. It provides students with practical knowledge in exercise and nutrition science. Num Pages: 560 pages, 124 black & white illustrations, 20 black & white halftones. BIC Classification: MBNH3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 285 x 217 x 36. Weight in Grams: 1524.

Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, will help students and practitioners understand the function of the nutrients in the body and how these nutrients affect health and athletic performance. The authors present clear, comprehensive, and accurate nutrition information that may be applied to a variety of careers. The text provides students with practical knowledge in exercise and nutrition science, and it keeps practitioners on the cutting edge of current research and practices in the field.

Using the authors' extensive backgrounds in nutrition, exercise physiology, and fitness, the text combines micronutrients into functional groupings to provide an easy framework ... Read more

This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest issues, guidelines, and recommendations for active individuals. Chapters dealing with macronutrients and micronutrients have been entirely rewritten, and all chapters have been revised to reflect the latest Dietary Reference Intakes, USDA Food Guide Pyramid, Food Pyramid for Athletes, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and physical activity recommendations from various organizations, including the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines by DHHS. Following are some of the current topics discussed in the text:

-Carbohydrate recommendations for athletes before, during, and after exercise

-Protein requirements of athletes based on the latest research

-Updated evaluation of the fat needs of athletes and the role of fat loading

-An evidence-based reexamination of various diets and techniques used for weight loss

-New research on body composition assessments and standards

-The latest on controversial nutrition issues such as the role of protein, vitamin D, and energy in bone health and new criteria for assessing bone health in young adults

-New nutrition and fitness assessments, questionnaires, and methods for measuring energy expenditure

-Updated information on various topics such as the issues of the active female, ergogenic aids, energy balance, and fluid balance

Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, has also been improved with an attractive two-color format, new artwork, and a slimmer design that allows the text to maintain the content while reducing “backpack bulge.” The text also includes an online image bank that instructors may use to create customized PowerPoint presentations using artwork, tables, and figures from each chapter. In addition, a variety of features help readers comprehend the material presented, including chapter objectives, key concepts and key terms, additional information to learn more about a topic, and references. Chapter highlights provide in-depth information on topics and critically evaluate issues regarding myths and controversies in sport nutrition.

This book provides readers with clear, authoritative content that will help them understand the scientific basis of nutrition and make sound recommendations in their careers. With up-to-date content based on current guidelines, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, is an outstanding text for both students and practitioners concerned with achieving good health and maximizing performance.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Human Kinetics Publishers United States
Number of pages
560
Condition
New
Number of Pages
560
Place of Publication
Champaign, IL, United States
ISBN
9780736052955
SKU
V9780736052955
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-14

About Melinda M. Manore
Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM, is a professor in the department of nutrition and exercise sciences and a nutrition specialist in extension at Oregon State University. She has taught and conducted research in nutrition and exercise for more than 25 years. She is a highly regarded researcher, particularly in the nutrition needs of active women, and has written ... Read more

Reviews for Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance
“This informative book provides excellent explanations, especially of the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in exercise.”
Doody’s Book Review, 5-star review

Goodreads reviews for Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance


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