Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport

ISBN-10: 0073375551
ISBN-13: 9780073375557
Edition: 9th 2010
Authors: Melvin Williams
List price: $133.00
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Book details

List price: $133.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Melvin Williams is the Director of Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University, and has more than 30 years of lab research with a focus on the role of nutrition in sports. He has written and edited five books on ergogenic aids and the role of nutrition in sports -- his two latest books are The Ergogenics Edge: Pushing the Limits of Sports Performance (Human Kinetics) and Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports, Sixth Edition (McGraw-Hill). He earned a B.S. from East Stroudsburg State College (1962), a Master of Education degree from Ohio University (1963), and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (1968), with a doctoral dissertation on the effects of alcohol as a possible means to enhance strength and endurance. He's an accomplished marathon runner, placing first in his age group numerous times in the Marine Corps Marathon, which merited his selection in the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame in 2001.

Introduction to Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance
Healthful Nutrition for Fitness and Sport: The Consumer Athlete
Human Energy
Carbohydrates: The Main Energy Food
Fat: An Important Energy Source during Exercise
Protein: The Tissue Builder
Vitamins: The Organic Regulators
Minerals: The Inorganic Regulators
Water, Electrolytes and Temperature Regulation
Body Weight and Composition for Health and Sport
Weight Maintenance and Loss through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
Weight Gaining through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
Food Drugs and Related Supplements
G++Units of Measurement: English SystemG++Metric System Equivalents
G++Approximate Caloric Expenditure per Minute for Various Physical Activities
G++Self-Test on Drinking Habits and Alcoholism
G++Determination of Healthy Body Weight
G++Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
G++Calories, Percent Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Dietary Fiber in Selected Fast-Food Restaurant Products
G++Energy Pathways of Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein
G++Small Steps: 120 Small Steps to a Healthier Diet and Increased Physical Activity
G++Sample Menu for a 2000-Calorie Food Pattern
G++MyPyramid for Kids

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