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Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health-Loose-Leaf Edition

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health-Loose-Leaf Edition

$84.00 USD

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    Loose Leaf

    This is the loose-leaf version of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health, which offers students an affordable, printed version of the text. Other binding options are listed on the right side of the page.

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Photo Credits
    Part I: The Big Picture
    Chapter 1: Optimizing Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifespan
    General Nutrition Guidelines
    Sport Nutrition
    Credentials and Scope of Practice
    Chapter 2: Energy Metabolism
    How Energy Fuels the Body
    Human Energy Metabolism
    Benefits of Training on Health and Athletic Performance
    Biosynthesis and Storage Pathways in Metabolism
    Hormonal Control of Metabolism
    Measuring Energy Intake and Expenditure
    An Emerging Topic of Interest for Athletes

    Part II: Role of Energy-Yielding Macronutrients
    Chapter 3: Carbohydrate
    Classification of Carbohydrate
    Digestion and Absorption
    Metabolism of Carbohydrate
    Regulation of Glucose Metabolism
    Glycemic Response
    Carbohydrate as Fuel During Exercise
    Role of Carbohydrate in Exercise Fatigue
    Carbohydrate Recommendations
    Carbohydrate Content of Foods
    Carbohydrate and Health
    Chapter 4: Fat
    Lipids and Dietary Fat
    Triglycerides and Health
    Dietary Recommendations
    Digestion and Metabolism
    Dietary Fats and Exercise
    Chapter 5: Protein
    Classification and Function of Protein
    Digestion and Absorption
    Metabolic Fate of Protein in the Body
    Protein in the Diet
    Protein Quality
    Protein in Exercise and Sport
    Vegetarianism and Veganism
    Protein Deficiency and Excess Protein

    Part III: Role of Micronutrients, Water, and Nutritional Supplements
    Chapter 6: Vitamins
    Fat-Soluble Vitamins
    Water-Soluble Vitamins
    Chapter 7: Minerals
    Trace Minerals
    Chapter 8: Water and Electrolytes
    Water, Electrolytes, and Exercise Performance
    Hydration Assessment
    Hydration Recommendations for Exercise
    Chapter 9: Nutritional Supplements and Drugs
    Popularity of Supplement Use in Sport
    Regulation of Dietary Supplements
    Evaluation of Dietary Supplements
    Common Sports Foods and Medical Supplements
    Common Supplements Marketed for Fat Loss
    Common Supplements for General Health
    Drugs Commonly Used in Sports
    Alcohol Use

    Part IV: Application of Nutrition for Health and Fitness
    Chapter 10: Body Weight and Composition
    Factors Contributing to Body Weight and Composition
    Body Weight and Composition Concerns in Activity and Sport
    Estimating Body Composition
    Chapter 11: Nutrition for Aerobic Endurance
    ATP Production During Endurance Activities
    Energy-Yielding Macronutrient Requirements of Endurance Athletes
    Food Selection to Meet Nutrient Requirements
    Types of Carbohydrate and Performance
    Unique Challenges Facing Endurance Athletes
    Impacts of Endurance Training on Macronutrient Metabolism
    Chapter 12: Nutrition for Resistance Training
    Nutrition Before Resistance Training
    Nutrition During Resistance Training
    Nutrition After Resistance Training
    How Daily Dietary Intake Affects Muscle
    How Dieting Affects Muscle
    Nutrients That Support Muscle Functioning
    Sport Supplements for Resistance Training
    Chapter 13: Changing Weight and Body Composition
    Understanding Body Fat
    Decreasing Body Fat
    Gaining Muscle Mass
    Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle at the Same Time
    Chapter 14: Special Nutrition Concerns
    Children and Adolescents
    Masters Athletes
    Individuals With Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
    Pregnant Women
    Vegetarian Populations
    Individuals With Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders
    About the Authors


    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a syllabus; chapter objectives, summaries, and review questions from the book; and lecture outlines.

    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 700 PowerPoint slides of 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.