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Nutrition for Dancers : Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips.

Author: Liane Simmel
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Since proper nutrition is an integral part of an optimal dance training, this book provides the principles of nutrition for dancers of all kinds. The authors clarify widespread nutritional mistakes and give advice on how a healthy diet can be integrated into the everyday life of dancers. The issue of eating disorders is also discussed."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liane Simmel
ISBN: 9781315100395 1315100398
OCLC Number: 1008848826
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Getting started 1 The basics - an overview Dancing needs energy Providing energy - oxygen is key Digestion - from food to energy Carbohydrates as energy providers Regulating blood sugarEnergy reserves for danceFats as energy providers Not all fats are alike Proteins - Building blocks for the body Quality lies in the combination Vitamins, Minerals, & key micronutrients Vitamins and phytonutrients Minerals: macro-minerals and trace elements 2. Drinking - Fluids are crucial Water and its significance for the dancer Perspiration - an intelligent cooling system The dangers of lacking fluids The right drink Selection criteria Handle with care! 3. What? The agony of choice Daily requirements - recommendations for planning your diet Breakfast - getting off to a good start Cold breakfasts Warm breakfasts Main meals - the basis of fitness The "plate of thirds" - healthy nutrition at a glance Snacks - energy on the go Practice makes perfect - some general information Other senses enjoy the meal, too. Warm or cold?Sugar - a How-To?Comfort Foods Food in balance - a planning aid Dietary Supplements - healthy or unhealthy? If things don't run smoothly - digestive problems and food allergies Digestion is work Food intolerance 4. When? Timing is everything Eating around a dancer's scheduleBefore dancing: stock up on energy While dancing: maintain your energyAfter dancing: accelerate regeneration A daily meal planReality can be a different story No time, no space Working evenings 5. How? Healthy nutrition as a daily routinePreparation is key - shop with a plan Writing a grocery list Navigating the offers Reading labels Seasonal and regional Organic- yes or no? "Free of" and "diet" products - the power of advertising Cooking tips for everyday lifeThe right amount of waterOil - a How-To? Healthy toppings - sprouts, seeds, and co. Homemade or ready meals? Eating out 6. Fit and slim - a challenge for dancers How many calories does a dancer need? Your basic energy needs Your total energy needs - movement is key Figure and body composition BMI - the Body Mass Index Body fat - an unloved necessity Maintaining body fat Much ado about weighing Dancing influences one's weight Dancing influences one's diet A new living situation alters one's diet Putting dieting to the testDropping weight too quickly - the body's emergency plan How to lose weight the healthy way Eating disorders - awareness is key Causes, risk factors, triggers Is this still normal? - warning signs of an eating disorder Avoiding eating disorders - tips for the dance world 7. Synoptic of foods and nutrients Appendix Literature Recommended web links Contact addresses for eating disorders Register Index

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"Since proper nutrition is an integral part of an optimal dance training, this book provides the principles of nutrition for dancers of all kinds. The authors clarify widespread nutritional mistakes and give advice on how a healthy diet can be integrated into the everyday life of dancers. The issue of eating disorders is also discussed."--Provided by publisher.

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