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The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide by Carol Otis

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Many active women find themselves suffering from one or more of the three health problems of the "female athlete triad": disordered eating; amenorrhea; and osteoporosis. Carol Otis informs and counsels readers who are susceptible to these complaints, and offers guidelines and strategies.


The pressure to be thin, to have the perfect body, to push oneself beyond the limits is perhaps most strongly felt by female athletes. Their desire to achieve is combined with real and perceived signals from coaches, parents and peers that their success - even their acceptance and participation - in sports hinges on meeting unrealistic standards for body shape, weight, training regimens and performance. The result is often a series of three serious health concerns that make up the female athlete triad. The triad consists of disordered eating, which afflicts more than 5 million Americans according to the National Institute of Mental health; amenorrhea, a disruption of monthly menstrual cycles resulting in oestrogen deficiency caused by excessive exercise and other factors including disordered eating habits; and osteoporosis or loss of bone mass, which has been linked to oestrogen deficiency and may lead to stress fractures. These three conditions may, and often do, appear separately in many active women, but whether experienced singly or as part of the triad, the conditions are a real threat to women athletes. Carol Otis informs and counsels readers who are susceptible to one or more of these complaints, and offers guidelines and strategiesm

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SKU GOR002210460
Title The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide
Author By (author) Carol Otis
Contributor By (author) Roger Goldingay
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Year Published 2000
Page Number 275
ISBN 0736001212
ISBN13 9780736001212
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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