Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This textbook provides the reader with thorough coverage of the role nutrition plays in enhancing one's health, fitness and sport performance. Current research and practical activities are incorporated throughout.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance

2 Healthful Nutrition for Fitness and Sport

3 Human Energy

4 Carbohydrates: The Main Energy Food

5 Fat: An Important Energy Source during Exercise

6 Protein: The Tissue Builder

7 Vitamins: The Organic Regulators

8 Minerals: The Inorganic Regulators

9 Water, Electrolytes, and Temperature Regulation

10 Body Weight and Composition for Health and Sport

11 Weight Maintenance and Loss Through Proper Nutrition and Exercise

12 Weight Gaining Through Proper Nutrition and Exercise


A Units of Measurement: English System-Metric System Equivalents

B Approximate Caloric Expenditure Per Minute for Various Physical Activities

C Self-Test on Drinking Habits and Alcoholism

D Determination of Healthy Body Weight

E Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

F Calories, Percent Fat, Cholesterol in Selected Fast-Food Restaurant Products

G Energy Pathways of Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein

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