This book is a compilation of various articles relating to Diet, Weight Training, Cardiovascular Training, Supplementation, and other aspects of life that affect one's overall health. The articles in the book address many common misconceptions which are advertised in various types of media, which cause people to fail their physical goals of fitness. The book also addresses many substitutes for bad habits to enjoy certain foods without the consequences. Christopher Brandlin's main goal from writing these articles is to educate many individuals on how to achieve results in a fitness program, and how to keep a healthy lifestyle. Also this book includes 20 different recipes to reduce saturated fats, sodium, sugars, and overall calories.
This is the second of two volumes presenting the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Nutrition and Fitness. The papers in this volume consist of reviews as well as new data recommending new approaches for the prevention of chronic disease, taking into consideration the essential features of ancestral human existence - particularly during the Paleolithic period - during which the human genome was programmed. Western diets and current patterns of physical activity lead to imbalances in essential fatty acids and physical inactivity that promote obesity, insulin resistance, and variation in mood and mental health. Data are presented on the different effects of fatty acids on human metabolism, on the regulation of lipid metabolism during exercise, on the metabolic effects of endurance exercise, on mood and its relationship to physical activity and nutrition, and on the immune system. Moreover, it is clear that physical activity ensures nutritional well-being in the elderly. The application of this knowledge is essential to both Western cultures and societies in transition.
Explains how to improve physical conditioning through either road cycling or mountain biking, and offers advice on choosing a bike, fixing common riding mistakes, recognizing signs of overtraining, and avoiding injuries.
Women's Health and Fitness Guideprovides a novel approach to addressing the health and fitness needs of women. The authors developed a research-based program that describes how and why gender and stage of life are important factors to consider when designing an exercise program. Whether the professional is addressing the adolescent, pregnant, menopausal, or senior woman, this book provides answers to program design questions. The emphasis on functional fitness and the inclusion of an up-to-date review of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility research make this text both comprehensive and timely. Women's Health and Fitness Guideis a practical text organized in a straightforward manner, pr...