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Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionalsby Katherine A. Beals
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Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals will increase your understanding of eating disorders among athletes and give you the practical information to manage athletes in need. The book synthesizes, integrates, and evaluates the latest research on disordered eating as it pertains to both male and female athletes.
Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals provides a wealth of both scientific research and practical application that will enable personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other health and fitness professionals to work with and counsel athletes with eating disorders. It presents an in-depth discussion of the etiology, identification, prevention, and management of eating disorders among athletes. The book gives athletic trainers, athletic administrators, and other professionals practical examples they can use to create their own successful eating disorder screening and prevention programs.
The book contains many features designed to help you learn about and treat eating disorders:
-An entire chapter devoted to profiling successful eating disorder treatment programs
-Numerous appendixes including case studies, educational resources about eating disorders, nutritional guidelines, and screening surveys
-Chapter objectives and chapter summariesThe book is divided into three parts. The first part provides an overview of disordered eating among athletes, including the psychopathology and etiology. The second part illustrates the effects of disordered eating on the health and performance of the athlete. The third part covers identification, prevention, treatment, and management of disordered eating in athletes.
Providing current research and an emphasis on practical application, Disordered Eating Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals is the ideal resource for the health, fitness, and sports professional seeking information and guidance in managing disordered eating in athletes.
Book News Annotation:
Sporting academic credentials both in nutrition and in exercise science and physical education, Beals synthesizes and evaluates current research on disordered eating in athletes in order to encourage the practical application of the ample information available in the scientific literature. She writes primarily for health, fitness, and sports professionals, but does not assume any specialized knowledge.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals.
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