This is the loose-leaf version of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, which offers students a less expensive, printed version of the text.Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, blends applied content with updated research-based guidelines to help students distinguish between nutrition recommendations backed by science and the plethora of misinformation available. Covering all the basics of nutrition, students will walk away with a clear understanding of how nutrition affects sport, exercise, and overall health. Organized to facilitate knowledge retention, the text logically progresses, with each chapter building upon the information previously presented. Students first get an overview of the role nutrition plays in overall well-being throughout a person’s life. They will learn the functions of carbohydrates, fat, and protein as well as the role each of these macronutrients plays in health and disease. And they will learn the dietary recommendations that support health and an active lifestyle. Next, the function of micronutrients in health and performance is covered. The text concludes with the application of nutrition principles, with guidance to properly fuel for sport, exercise, and health. Updated based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, the second edition incorporates new content on the following: The effect of ketogenic diets on health and muscle Vitamin D and its role in performance and inflammation The effect of progressive training programs on metabolism Sample nutrition plans, including a daily fluid plan, a plan to meet mineral needs, a food plan for resistance training, and more Omega-3 supplementation to support concussion prevention and recovery The latest research on why people regain weight after weight loss To assist students using the text, the second edition of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health has related online learning tools delivered through HKPropel to help students understand and apply concepts and research findings. These learning tools include flash cards to review key terms presented in the book and supplemental chapter activities to assess student learning and facilitate critical thinking. The chapter activities may be assigned and tracked by instructors through HKPropel, and chapter quizzes that are automatically graded can be used to test comprehension of critical concepts. Pedagogical aids within the text also enhance student understanding; these include chapter objectives, key terms, and review questions. Numerous sidebars provide key insights, real-world tips, relatable scenarios, and easy takeaways. Students and professionals alike will benefit from the broad coverage found in Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. They will have the science-based knowledge and tools they need to improve athletic performance, exercise outcomes, and general well-being. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.
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Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health, Second Edition, blends nutrition and exercise theory with practical applications to provide undergraduate students and professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the field.
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Part I. The Big PictureChapter 1. Optimizing Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifespan Nutrients General Nutrition Guidelines Exercise Sports Nutrition Credentials and Scope of Practice SummaryChapter 2. Energy Metabolism How Energy Fuels the Body Human Energy Metabolism Benefits of Training on Health and Athletic Performance Biosynthesis and Storage Pathways in Metabolism Hormonal Control of Metabolism Measuring Energy Intake and Expenditure Energy Availability in Sport SummaryPart II. Role of Energy-Yielding MacronutrientsChapter 3. Carbohydrate Classification of Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption Metabolism of Carbohydrate Regulation of Glucose Metabolism Glycemic Response Carbohydrate as Fuel During Exercise Role of Carbohydrate in Exercise Fatigue Carbohydrate Recommendations Carbohydrate Content of Foods Carbohydrate and Health SummaryChapter 4. Fat Digestion and Metabolism Dietary Fats and Exercise Lipids and Dietary Fat Triglycerides and Health Dietary Recommendations SummaryChapter 5. Protein Amino Acids Classification and Function of Protein Digestion and Absorption Metabolic Fate of Protein in the Body Protein in the Diet Protein Quality Protein in Exercise and Sport Vegetarianism and Veganism Protein Deficiency and Excess Protein SummaryPart III. Role of Micronutrients, Water, and Nutritional SupplementsChapter 6. Vitamins Fat-Soluble Vitamins Water-Soluble Vitamins SummaryChapter 7. Minerals Macrominerals Trace Minerals SummaryChapter 8. Water and Electrolytes Water Electrolytes Water, Electrolytes, and Exercise Performance Hydration Assessment Hydration Recommendations for Exercise SummaryChapter 9. Nutritional Supplements and Other Substances Commonly Used in Sport Popularity of Supplement Use in Sport Regulation of Dietary Supplements Evaluation of Dietary Supplements Common Products and Supplements Used for Performance Enhancement Drugs Commonly Used in Sport SummaryPart IV. Application of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and HealthChapter 10. Body Weight and Composition Factors Contributing to Body Weight and Composition Body Weight and Composition Concerns in Activity and Sport Estimating Body Composition SummaryChapter 11. Nutrition for Aerobic Endurance ATP Production During Endurance Activities Energy-Yielding Macronutrient Requirements of Endurance Athletes Food Selection to Meet Nutrient Requirements Types of Carbohydrate and Performance Unique Challenges Facing Endurance Athletes General Recovery From Training Effects of Endurance Training on Macronutrient Metabolism SummaryChapter 12. Nutrition for Resistance Training Nutrition Before Resistance Training Nutrition During Resistance Training Nutrition After Resistance Training How Daily Dietary Intake Affects Muscle How Dieting Affects Muscle Nutrients That Support Muscle Functioning Sport Supplements for Resistance Training SummaryChapter 13. Changing Weight and Body Composition Understanding Body Fat Decreasing Body Fat Gaining Muscle Mass Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle at the Same Time SummaryChapter 14. Nutrition Concerns for Special Populations Children and Adolescents Masters Athletes People With Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Pregnant Women Vegetarian Populations People With Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders Summary
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Biographical note

Marie A. Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists. She is the previous major league sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Braves (including the 2021 World Series champions), Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Cubs, and Blackzilians (MMA). She combines science with practical experience to help athletes implement customized nutrition plans to maximize athletic performance, recovery, return to play, and career longevity. Also a nutrition communications expert, Spano has appeared on CNN; the Weather Channel; and NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS affiliates. She has authored hundreds of magazine and trade publication articles in addition to book chapters in NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. She is coeditor of the first edition of NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

A three-sport collegiate athlete, Spano earned her master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Georgia, where she worked in the athletic department as a graduate assistant running the sports nutrition program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also ran Division I cross country. Her experiences as a college athlete provide her an effective perspective when working with athletes of all levels, especially student athletes, by giving her a firsthand understanding of how the demands of athletics and the psychological aspects of injury, sleep, recovery, and nutrition can affect an athlete’s overall well-being and performance.

Laura J. Kruskall, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FACSM, FAND, is an associate professor and program director in nutrition sciences at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is also the director of the UNLV Nutrition Center. She has held numerous leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels, including serving on the board of trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and as the cochair of the committee that authored “Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Sports Nutrition and Dietetics,” published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014. She is currently serving on the ACSM Publications Committee and is a member of the editorial board for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. She serves as the chair of the Dietitian Advisory Group for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, which leads governance of statute NRS.640E (licensure for dietitians in Nevada).

Kruskall earned her PhD in nutrition from Penn State University. She holds a certificate of training in Level 2 Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, is certified as an exercise physiologist by ACSM, holds the Exercise Is Medicine credential from ACSM, and has the Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential. She earned fellow status with both ACSM and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her leadership and contributions to the profession. Her areas of teaching and practice expertise are sports and human performance nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. In addition to her academic duties at the university, she is a nutrition consultant for Canyon Ranch Spa Club in Las Vegas.

D. Travis Thomas, PhD, RDN, CSSD, LD, FAND, is an associate professor of clinical and sports nutrition and program director of the clinical nutrition masters program in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He teaches an advanced sports nutrition class for graduate students and a nutrition for injury prevention and rehabilitation class for undergraduate students. He also teaches and directs multiple clinical nutrition graduate courses and serves as director for the undergraduate certificate program in nutrition for human performance.

Thomas holds the Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential. He has held multiple volunteer and leadership positions with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports and Human Performance Nutrition practice group, and the Commission on Dietetic Registration. He served as lead author on the 2016 “Nutrition and Athletic Performance” position stand endorsed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, and Dietitians of Canada. In 2016, he was inducted as a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in 2020 he received the highest award from the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness (SCAN) Practice Group: the National Career Achievement Award.

Thomas has 14 years of experience conducting human studies involving nutrition and exercise interventions across the life span. Since 2011, he has served as an investigator on funded research projects involving a wide range of nutrition issues associated with the preservation and enhancement of skeletal muscle function and performance. These studies have investigated the relationship between vitamin D and muscle metabolic function, nutrition, and physical function in aging and athletic populations; nutrition interventions to improve endothelial function and to reduce symptoms in patients with advanced heart failure; and nutritional strategies to preserve physical performance and lean body mass in patients with cancer.