Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman

Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman

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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.Some investigators have shown lower mortality rates with a weight gain of about 1 pound per year in midlife.a€ Conversely, weight loss in old age (almost always unintentional) is associated with increased mortality. ... diagnose and treat obesity in the older woman, taking into account the general guidelines provided by actuarial data and other epidemiological studies as well as her specific health profile.

Title:Exercise, Nutrition and the Older Woman
Author:Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000-04-21


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