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Nutrition for the Recreational Athlete

1st Edition

By Catherine G. R. Jackson

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849379147
pub: 1995-02-06
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This exciting new book provides accurate and up-to-date information to both recreational athletes and to those persons who support athlete's nutritional practices. It is organized by activity rather than nutrient providing quicker and easier access to information. In addition to traditional strength and endurance activities, cross-training is analyzed for the first time, both as an exercise and for nutritional recommendations-information unavailable until now, although millions of people cross-train. Also for the first time, this book addresses the individual with cardiovascular disease as a recreational athlete. This chapter is particularly important to all Americans wishing to minimize disease risk from cardiovascular problems-problems that ultimately kill 50% of those who do not modify their lifestyles. A chapter on hydration includes information gleaned from U.S. Space Program research, and the vegetarian chapter puts all of the recommendations into one convenient place.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Competitive Versus Recreational Athletes: An American Recreational and Cultural Perspective, N.R. Van Dinter

Overview of Sports in American Culture

Competitive Athlete

Recreational Athletes

What is a Recreational Athlete?

Acknowledgments

The Relationship between Human Energy Transfer and Nutrition, C.G.R. Jackson and S. Simonson

Introduction

Human Energy Transfer

Cellular Relationships

Summary

Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Endurance Athletes with an Emphasis on Swimming, J. Berning

Introduction

Calculation of Energy Cost with the Example of Swimming

Training Diet

Training Nutrition

Traveling

Special Nutrition Concerns

Evaluating Reliable Nutrition Information

Summary

Further Reading

Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Strength Athletes, J.S. Ruud and I. Wolinsky

Introduction

Nutritional Profile of Strength Athletes

Nutritional Concerns of Recreational Athletes Who Cross Train, A.C. Snyder, R.S. Welsh, and R.J. Hanisch

Introduction

Types of Cross Training Activities

Nutritional Needs of Cross Training

Summary

Nutritional Concerns for the Vegetarian Recreational Athlete, R.A. Ratzin

Introduction

History

What Is and What Is Not a Vegetarian

Nutritional Status of Vegetarians

Vegetarian Athlete

How to Go about Eating a Healthy Meatless Diet

Dietary Considerations for the Vegetarian Recreational Athlete

Summary

Further Information-Vegetarian Periodicals

Special Considerations for the Post-Heart Attack Recreational Athlete to Reduce Dietary Risks of Heart Disease, J. Anderson

Introduction

Food Risk Factors

Nutrition Recommendations

Fluids, Hydration, and Performance Concerns of all Recreational Athletes, S.L. Frye

Introduction

Importance of Water in the Body

Recommendations for Fluid Replacement

Summary

Appendix A: Tables of Variables in Sports and Activities

Appendix B: ACSM Position Stand on Proper and Improper Weight Loss Programs

Appendix C: ACSM Position Stand on the Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness in Healthy Adults

Appendix D: ACSM Position Stand on Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Hypertension

Appendix E: ACSM Position Stand on the Use of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Sports

Appendix F: ACSM Position Stand on Weight Loss in Wrestlers

Appendix G: ACSM Position Stand on Exercise for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

Appendix H: The New Label Format

Appendix I: The Food Guide Pyramid…What Is a Serving?

Index

About the Series

Nutrition in Exercise & Sport

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA000000
HEALTH & FITNESS / General
HEA017000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
MED084000
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine