Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women Over Fifty is a comprehensive guide to the major wellness issues for women over fifty. The author is a physician who explores diet, exercise and lifestyle choices from a medical perspective. The book assists in the design and implementation of programs to optimize good health and quality of life.
Dr. Fiatarone-Singh discusses the unique nutritional issues of the older woman. Her book explains the fundamentals of proper nutrition, emphasizing special calcium, antioxidant, and vitamin D needs. She suggests practical implementations of nutritional guidelines, menu planning and record keeping.
The author probes the facts and fictions surrounding exercise. She describes the limitations and potential of a 50-plus woman's work-out regimen and proposes reasonable and necessary fitness goals.
The book also covers age-related disorders, how to best utilize the living environment, menopause, and more.
Table of Contents
HOW A WOMAN'S BODY RESPONDS To EXERCISE
Types of Exercise and How They Effect Older Women
Environmental Considerations and Safety
Making the Most of Your Home
Architecture and Design
Inside Considerations: Doors, Floor, Stairs, Bathroom, Kitchen, etc.
NUTRITION FACT AND FICTION
Calcium and Vitamin D Needs
Physical Activity-Nutrient Relationship
Diet Assessment and Food Records
Practical Nutrition Implementation
Your Personal Nutrition Goals
Tips for Choosing Food Products
ROLE OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
How to Evaluate New Information on Exercise and Nutrition
Solutions, Professionals, Books, Journals, and Organizations
Minority Women's Health
Health Problems in Older Minority Women
Barriers to Good Nutrition and Exercise
Strategies for Improving Nutrition and Exercise
How to Incorporate Exercise and Good Nutrition as Part of Your Daily Routine
Psychological Health, Exercise, and Nutrition
Menopause and Sexuality
What It Is
AGE RELATED DISORDERS: EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND GOOD NUTRITION
Heart Disease and Hypertension
What It Is
How Is It Diagnosed
What Can You Do to Protect Your Bones
Types of Exercise
Diabetes and Glucose Regulation
Thirst and Dehydration
Falls and Balance
Measures to Improve Fitness and Balance
Types of Exercises
"This book would make an excellent addition to the library of all health care professionals as it lays out a blueprint for understanding the benefits of exercise and integrating the habit of activity into the lives of older women."
-Karen J. Heslin, MEd, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health and Human Performance, Auburn University, Alabama, USA