Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman: Wellness for Women Over Fifty

1st Edition

Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

CRC Press
Published April 21, 2000
Reference - 622 Pages
ISBN 9780849302589 - CAT# 0258

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Summary

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.

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