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Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman

Wellness for Women Over Fifty, 1st Edition

Edited by Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

CRC Press

622 pages

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Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women Over Fifty is a comprehensive guide to the major wellness issues for women over fifty. The author is a physician who explores diet, exercise and lifestyle choices from a medical perspective. The book assists in the design and implementation of programs to optimize good health and quality of life.

Dr. Fiatarone-Singh discusses the unique nutritional issues of the older woman. Her book explains the fundamentals of proper nutrition, emphasizing special calcium, antioxidant, and vitamin D needs. She suggests practical implementations of nutritional guidelines, menu planning and record keeping.

The author probes the facts and fictions surrounding exercise. She describes the limitations and potential of a 50-plus woman's work-out regimen and proposes reasonable and necessary fitness goals.

The book also covers age-related disorders, how to best utilize the living environment, menopause, and more.

Reviews

"This book would make an excellent addition to the library of all health care professionals as it lays out a blueprint for understanding the benefits of exercise and integrating the habit of activity into the lives of older women."

-Karen J. Heslin, MEd, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health and Human Performance, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

Table of Contents

HOW A WOMAN'S BODY RESPONDS To EXERCISE

Types of Exercise and How They Effect Older Women

Environmental Considerations and Safety

  • Making the Most of Your Home

  • Architecture and Design

  • Inside Considerations: Doors, Floor, Stairs, Bathroom, Kitchen, etc.

  • Outside Considerations

  • Home Gyms

    Drug-Exercise Interactions

    NUTRITION FACT AND FICTION

    General Nutrition

  • Protein Needs

  • Calcium and Vitamin D Needs

  • Fat Needs

  • Antioxidants

    Physical Activity-Nutrient Relationship

    Nutritional Assessment

  • Diet Assessment and Food Records

  • Record Keeping

  • Nutrition Counseling

    Practical Nutrition Implementation

  • Nutrition Guidelines

  • Your Personal Nutrition Goals

  • Action Plans

  • Menu Planning

  • Food Labels

  • Tips for Choosing Food Products

  • Record Keeping

  • Food Diary

    ROLE OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

    How to Evaluate New Information on Exercise and Nutrition

  • Quackery

  • Solutions, Professionals, Books, Journals, and Organizations

    Minority Women's Health

  • Health Problems in Older Minority Women

  • Barriers to Good Nutrition and Exercise

  • Strategies for Improving Nutrition and Exercise

    How to Incorporate Exercise and Good Nutrition as Part of Your Daily Routine

  • Readiness Quiz

  • Initiating Change

  • Problem Solving

  • Setting Goals

    Psychological Health, Exercise, and Nutrition

    Menopause and Sexuality

  • What It Is

  • Hormone Changes

  • Symptoms

  • Hormone Replacement

    Obesity

  • Energy Regulation

  • Weight Changes

  • Risks

  • Treatment

  • Prevention

    AGE RELATED DISORDERS: EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION

    Heart Disease and Hypertension

    Cancer

    Osteoporosis

  • What It Is

  • Risk Profile

  • How Is It Diagnosed

  • What Can You Do to Protect Your Bones

  • Exercise Guidelines

  • Types of Exercise

    Diabetes and Glucose Regulation

    Arthritis

    Thirst and Dehydration

    Falls and Balance

  • Measuring Balance

  • Measures to Improve Fitness and Balance

  • Types of Exercises

    Sleep

  • Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    HEA000000
    HEALTH & FITNESS / General
    MED032000
    MEDICAL / Geriatrics
    MED060000
    MEDICAL / Nutrition