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Environmental Design for Health

Exercise, Nutrition And The Older Woman: Wellness For Women Over Fifty

Author: Moore, P., Fiatarone-Singh, M.
Type: Book Section
Year: 2000


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.

Further Details

Author: Fiatarone-Singh, M.
Pages: 10
Issue: 27
Section: 651
Publish Location: Boca Raton, FL
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN/ISSN: 9780849302589
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/06/2013 Hard copy discarded 12/03/2013
Keywords: women, residential environment, design, mobility
Reads: 134