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Contents

1. Introduction
2. Cardiorespiratory fitness
3. Muscular endurance and strength
4. Flexibility
5. Nutrition and fitness
  - Guidelines for healthy eating
  - Concerns for optimal physical performance
6. Environmental considerations
7. Injuries

A. Physiological differences between the sexes

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NUTRITION AND FITNESS

In addition to exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in attaining and maintaining total fitness. Good dietary habits greatly enhance the ability of people to perform at their maximum potential. A good diet alone, however, will not make up for poor health and exercise habits. This chapter gives basic nutritional guidance for enhancing physical performance. One must know and follow the basic nutrition principles if he hopes to maintain weight control as well as achieve maximum physical fitness, good health, and mental alertness.

Dietary Guidelines
  • Eat of variety of foods.

  • Maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

  • Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products.

  • Use sugars only in moderation.

  • Use salt and sodium only in moderation.

  • If you drink alchoholic beverages, do so in moderation.

Proper nutrition plays a major role in attaining and maintaining total fitness.


Nutrition and fitness
Guidelines for healthy eating | Concerns for optimal physical performance |





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