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Fitness for Geeks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Fitness for Geeks

If you’re interested in how things work, this guide will help you experiment with one crucial system you usually ignore—your body and its health. Long hours focusing on code or circuits tends to stifle notions of nutrition, but with this educational and highly useful book you can approach fitness through science, whether it’s investigating your ancestral health or using the latest self-tracking apps and gear. Tune into components of your health through discussions on food, exercise, sleep, hormesis, and other issues—as well as interviews with various scientists and athletes—and discover healthy ways to tinker with your lifestyle. Learn to live in the modern digital world and still be physically vibrant Examine apps and widgets for self-tracking various fitness issues Zero in on carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals Find and choose food, and learn when to eat and when to fast Reboot your system through movement in the outside world Select from more than a dozen techniques for your gym workout Fuel fitness by focusing on the science of nutrition and supplements Apply lifestyle hacks, such as high-intensity exercise and good stress

The Big Book of Health and Fitness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 540

The Big Book of Health and Fitness

Presents a guide to maintaining health and physical fitness, providing advice on nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, and preventive measures against disease.

The Lean Muscle Diet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Lean Muscle Diet

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-23
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  • Publisher: Rodale

Research shows that although people can lose 5 to 10 percent of their body weight on any given diet, dieting itself is a consistent predictor of future weight gain. Why? At some point, everyone stops dieting. The Lean Muscle Diet solves the sustainability problem while offering immediate results. It’s simple: act as if you already have the body you want. If a reader is, say, a 220-pound man who wants to become a muscular 180-pounder, he then uses The Lean Muscle Diet's formula to eat and train to sustain a 180-pound body. The transformation begins immediately, and the results last for life. Lou Schuler, who has sold more than one million copies of his fitness books worldwide, and Alan Aragon, nutrition advisor to Men's Health, have created an eating and "metabolically expensive" exercise plan designed to melt fat while building muscle. The best part? The plan allows readers to eat their favorite foods, no matter how decadent. With full support from Men's Health, The Lean Muscle Diet delivers a simple--and simply sustainable--body transformation plan anyone can use.

Discover! Nutrition & Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Discover! Nutrition & Health

Lessons focus on food groups, calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and the need for water. Activities encourage students to examine their daily diets for balanced nutrition. General background information, suggested activities, questions for discussion, and answers are included. Encourage students to keep completed pages in a folder or notebook for further reference and review.

Food and Nutrition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 282

Food and Nutrition

This popular text has been completely revised and updated in full colour to provide comprehensive coverage of the new GCSE syllabuses in Home Economics. Revision questions are included throughout the book, with structured questions and tasks.

Building a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 130

Building a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-06
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

The way to good nutrition is really so simple that we all forget to incorporate the easy steps in our lives that build and lead to good health. Building a Healthy Lifestyle: A Simple Nutrition and Fitness Approach contains a lot of sensible advice on how you can really change your life to be more physically fit and mentally alert simply by following some basic guidelines for proper eating and fitness.Building a Healthy Lifestyle: A Simple Nutrition and Fitness Approach is an easy-to-follow guide to taking personal responsibility for building your health. Using the strategies proposed in this book, readers can easily start to develop healthy lifestyle practices to replace bad ones. Building a...

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Revised Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Revised Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-09-02
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

Provides the most current information linking maternal nutrition to infant behavior and health while addressing such areas as teen pregnancies, after-forty pregnancies, and AIDS and discussing such topics as the best foods to eat and nutritionalProvides the most current information linking maternal nutrition to infant behavior and health while addressing such areas as teen pregnancies, after-forty pregnancies, and AIDS and discussing such topics as the best foods to eat and nutritional supplements to use throughout various stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Original. 15,000 first printing. supplements to use throughout various stages of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

The bestselling guide to healthy eating, debunking dietary myths and proposing the radical benefits of low-carbohydrate diet, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy is “filled with advice backed up by documented research” (Tara Parker-Pope, The Wall Street Journal). Dr. Walter Willett’s research is rooted in studies that tracked the health of dieters over twenty years, and in this groundbreaking book, he critiques the carbohydrate-laden diet proposed by the USDA. Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone, South Beach, and Atkins, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet.

Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-06-02
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  • Publisher: Harmony

Boost Your Performance, Health & Motivation The optimum way to get the most out of your workouts and feel your best is to develop an energizing, performance-enhancing nutrition plan, tailored to your body's specific needs. Do that, and you're on track to achieve the higher level of fitness and better overall health that you crave. Inside is an A-to-Z look at how you can enhance your workouts and maximize your results with proper nutrition, safe and effective sports supplements, and beneficial vitamins and minerals. No matter your lifestyle, fitness background, or family health history, author and nutrition expert Liz Applegate will empower you to make smart eating and nutrition decisions for...

Personal Nutrition Profile: A Diet and Activity Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 113

Personal Nutrition Profile: A Diet and Activity Analysis

Designed for nutrition courses that include a personal diet and activity analysis, Personal Nutrition Profile, Second Edition, provides students with the tools they need to examine and change their personal eating and activity habits. Used in conjunction with any nutrition text, this manual helps students better understand the effects of their diet and activity habits on their overall health. Not only does the text prompt students to examine their personal health risks and lifestyle choices, but it shows them simple, effective ways of changing problem behaviors. Updates to the Second Edition include MyPyramid, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, and current DRIs.