1st Edition

Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age

By Judy A. Driskell Copyright 2009
    516 Pages
    by CRC Press

    516 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Many health professionals today seem to approach sports nutrition and physical activity recommendations with a "one size fits all" approach. Surprisingly, little consideration goes into addressing the changing needs of athletes as they progress in age.

    Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age addresses the specific nutritional and physical activity needs of active individuals thirty to sixty years old. Judy A. Driskell, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of sports nutrition, brings together cutting-edge research on the nutritional needs and exercise recommendations for this quickly growing age group.

    Internationally acclaimed experts on nutrition and kinesiology unveil their research in sports nutrition, endurance and strength training, age-related disorders, and nutrition and exercise recommendations of health organizations. They also explore the role of diet and physical activity in reducing the risk of and in treating age-related diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

    Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age is a valuable resource for nutritionists, physicians, dieticians, and researchers looking to access authoritative information on exercise and sports nutrition recommendations for middle-age adults.

    1. Introduction: Introduction to Sports Nutrition for The Middle-Ages (Thirty to Sixty Years of Age). Part 1: Energy-Yielding Nutrients 2. Carbohydrates 3. Lipids 4. Proteins. Part 2: Vitamins 5. Fat-Soluble Vitamins 6. Vitamin C 7. B-Vitamins and Choline. Part 3: Minerals 8. Major Minerals 9. Iron 10. Trace Elements Excluding Iron Part 4: Fluids and Hydrations 11. Fluids 12. Electrolytes 13.Hydration. Part 5: Other Commonly Consumed Substances 14. Caffeine and Tannins 15. Herbal Supplements Part 6: Recreational Activities 16. Strength Training Activities 17. Endurance Training Activities Part 7: Age-Related Disorders 18. Diabetes 19. Hypertension 20. Cardiovascular Problems 21. Cancer Part 8: Public Health Policies 22. Efficacy and Effectiveness of Public Health Policies to Positively Impact the Health of the Middle-Aged 23. Appendices


    Driskell, Judy A.