Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health includes applied content and research-based guidelines to help students distinguish between nutrition recommendations backed by science and the plethora of misinformation available in the field. This comprehensive resource blends nutrition and exercise science with practical information to provide a clear understanding of how nutrition affects sports, exercise, and overall health.
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health covers the basics of nutrition, including the functions of and daily allowances for carbohydrate, fat, and protein, as well as micronutrient recommendations; the importance of hydration and electrolyte balance; nutrition in health and disease prevention; population-based nutrition considerations for training and sports; and practical information on measuring and altering body composition. The accessible presentation of material keeps students from getting too bogged down in research, and the text offers real-world applications. Students will also discover career opportunities available to them, including qualifications and job responsibilities for each position.
The full-color text includes more than 70 photos and more than 140 illustrations alongside digestible, engaging writing. Concepts are presented in a user-friendly manner, and each chapter includes a number of features that enhance understanding:
• Chapter objectives provide a roadmap to ease students into upcoming content.
• Key terms help students focus on important vocabulary. The key terms are identified at the beginning of the chapter, appear in boldface within the chapter, and are included within the glossary, where they are defined.
• Putting It Into Perspective sidebars contain compact vignettes that help college students relate to the content and apply the concepts to their own lives.
• Do You Know? sidebars are short callouts that provide key insights and easy takeaways for students.
• Review questions help students identify areas they may need to revisit as well as reinforce key concepts.
Content is organized in a logical sequence, with each chapter building upon the information previously presented. In part I, the reader is provided with an overview of the role nutrition plays in overall well-being throughout a person's life. Part II focuses on each macronutrient and its role in health and disease, as well as dietary recommendations that support health and an active lifestyle. The role of micronutrients in health and performance is covered in part III. Part IV provides information on the application of nutrition to sport, exercise, and health.
Instructors will find a full suite of ancillaries that will be helpful in their teaching. The instructor guide and presentation package plus image bank will help in preparing for class, while the test package and chapter quizzes will help assess student learning.
Students and professionals alike will benefit from the broad coverage found in Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. Armed with accessible, research-based application, readers will have the tools they need to improve athletic performance, exercise outcomes, and general well-being.
A textbook for undergraduate students studying fitness, exercise or sport science, health, nutrition, and physical therapy. Also a reference for registered dieticians; fitness, health, and wellness professionals; health and physical education teachers; and those in other professions encountering health and physical performance.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Big Picture
Chapter 1: Optimizing Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifespan
Chapter 2: Energy Metabolism
Part II: Role of Energy-Yielding Macronutrients
Chapter 3: Carbohydrate
Chapter 4: Fat
Chapter 5: Protein
Part III: Role of Micronutrients, Water, and Nutritional Supplements
Chapter 6: Vitamins
Chapter 7: Minerals
Chapter 8: Water and Electrolytes
Chapter 9: Nutritional Supplements and Drugs
Part IV: Application of Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Chapter 10: Body Weight and Composition
Chapter 11: Nutrition for Aerobic Endurance
Chapter 12: Nutrition for Resistance Training
Chapter 13: Changing Weight and Body Composition
Chapter 14: Special Nutrition Concerns
ExcerptsDehydration and Hypohydration
Nutrition Before Resistance Training
Protein in Exercise and Sport
Test package. Includes a bank of more than 350 questions in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer and essay formats that can be used to create customized tests.
Chapter quizzes. Includes more than 200 questions per chapter that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension. Compatible with learning management systems, these quizzes offer easy grading and record keeping for instructors.
Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 500 PowerPoint slides, including art, tables, and content photos from the book that instructors can use to create customized lecture presentations. The slides in the presentation package can be used in PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for slides based on key words. The image bank includes most of the illustrations, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own resources, including customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.