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Nutrition and Exercise Concerns of Middle Age

2009 Edition, March 10, 2009

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ISBN: 978-1-4200-6601-2
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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, March 10, 2009
  • Published Date: March 10, 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 518
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The scientific and lay media extol the health benefits of good nutrition and physical activity. Most books that have been published about nutrition and physical activity have dealt with nutritional needs of young adults who exercise vigorously. At around 30 years of age or so, individuals start to become more concerned about having and maintaining good health and realizing the personal benefits of good nutrition and moderate-intensity physical activity. Some health professionals seem to believe that nutrition and physical activity information is the same for all people. What constitutes good nutrition and exercise habits is generally not interpreted for middle-aged individuals. Middle age is considered to be around 30 to 60 years of age. Middleaged individuals most often are not involved in collegiate or professional sports but frequently do exercise on a regular basis as a form of recreation. Middle-aged adults are concerned about obtaining and maintaining good health and how they can reduce their risk of chronic diseases.

This volume includes a collection of chapters written by scientists from several academic disciplines who have expertise in an area of nutrition or kinesiology as it relates to exercise and sport. The introductory chapter on nutrition and exercise concerns of middle age is followed by chapters on the energy-yielding nutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins), three chapters on the vitamins (fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin C, and B-vitamins), three chapters on the minerals (major minerals, iron, and trace elements excluding iron). A chapter is included on fluids, electrolytes, and hydration. Chapters are included on the commonly consumed substances caffeine and tannins as well as herbal supplements. Two chapters describe resistance training and endurance training relating these to nutrient intakes, exercise recommendations, and overall health. The age-related chronic diseases cardiovascular disorders and cancer are discussed in relation to nutrition and exercise.

The book also includes appendices that list nutrient recommendations for middle- aged adults established by three major organizations: the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences for those living in the United States and Canada; the National Health and Medical Council (Australia and New Zealand Government for those living in Australia and New Zealand); and the World Health Organization. The daily values for vitamins and minerals are also listed.

Sports nutritionists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, researchers, coaches, trainers, physicians, dietitians, nurses, athletes, students, and the wellinformed layperson will find this book to be informative and timely. It discusses "cutting edge" research on the topics of nutrition and exercise.