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The Active Female

Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan

McComb, Jacalyn J., Norman, Reid, Zumwalt, Mimi (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2014, XXIII, 595 p. 28 illus., 6 illus. in color.

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  • Written by a team of experts on women's health issues
  • This second edition expands and updates the content to increase the awareness of health and fitness issues specific to the active female
  • Includes four new chapters

The purpose of the The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition is twofold: (1) to increase the awareness of wellness and fitness issues for active females and their family members; and (2) to provide an avenue for medical practitioners, allied health professionals, health educators, and certified individuals in sports medicine to gain critical, updated knowledge of a field specific to active females.  Part I of the book offers a foundation to help the reader understand the interrelationship among body image concerns, the female reproductive cycle, and musculoskeletal anatomy/physiology of females that makes their health risks and concerns unique.  Reproductive health is discussed by a prominent researcher in reproduction/endocrinology. An overview of the Female Athlete Triad which is a syndrome of three interrelated conditions (isordered eating, menstrual disturbances and bone loss) is presented in Part II. Physicians and certified professionals in sports medicine discuss the individual components of the triad, relating not only to the athletic female but also to the recreationally active woman throughout the lifespan.  In Part III, Prevention and management of common musculoskeletal injuries is addressed by a female orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in treating female athletes. Finally, appropriate exercise and nutritional guidelines for active females are discussed in Parts IV-V of the book by certified professionals and licensed physicians in sports medicine.  An invaluable addition to the literature, The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan, 2nd Edition will be of great interest to physicians, allied health care practitioners, medical/other wellness educators, and students who are interested in advancing women's health issues.  Sports medicine specialists, family practitioners, gynecologists, team physicians, residents in sports medicine, athletic trainers, health educators, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, sport psychologists, counselors, athletic trainers, and other members of the sports medicine team should also find this title of significant interest.  


Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Gynecology - Internal Medicine - Medicine - Orthopedics

Table of contents 

Part I- Focusing on Active Female’s Health Issues: Unique Gender Related Psychological and Physiological Characteristics of Females


Chapter 1. Body Image Concerns Throughout the Lifespan

Jacalyn J. McComb and Marilyn Massey-Stokes

Chapter 2.  Reproductive Changes in the Female Lifespan

Reid L. Norman


Chapter 3. Considerations of Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Phillip S. Sizer and C. Roger James


Chapter 4.  The Human Menstrual Cycle

Reid L. Norman


Chapter 5.  Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

Reid L. Norman


Chapter 6.  Nutritional, Physical, and Psychological Stress and Functional Amenorrhea

Reid L. Norman and Melissa R. Inigo


Chapter 7. Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on the Acquisition of Peak Bone Mass

Mimi Zumwalt and Brittany Dowling


Part II –Disordered Eating Issues in the Active Female


Chapter 8. Menstrual Dysfunction Screening and Management for Active Females

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Jennifer J. Mitchell


Chapter 9. Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating: a global perspective.

Ascension Blanco Fernandez, Maria Fernandez del Valle, Marta Montil Jimenez, and Maesy Indigo


Chapter 10. Disordered Eating Issues in Active Children & Adolescence

María Fernández del Valle, Marta Montil Jiménez, and Lesley Carraway


Chapter 11.  The Physiology of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Kembra D. Albracht, and Annette Gary


Chapter 12. The Female Athletic Triad: Disordered Eating, Amenorrhea, and Osteoporosis

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Andrew Cisneros


Chapter 13. Screening for Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in Female Athletes

Jennifer J. Mitchell and Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb


Chapter 14. Evidence Based Disordered Eating Prevention Programs for Active Females

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Anna M. Tacón


Part III –Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Active Females


Chapter 15. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Female Athletes

Mimi Zumwalt and Brittany Dowling


Chapter 16. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Adult Female Athlete

Brittany Dowling and Mimi Zumwalt


Chapter 17. Prevention and Management of Common Exercise-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries during Pregnancy

Mimi Zumwalt and Brittany Dowling


Chapter 18. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Aging Female Athlete

Mimi Zumwalt and Brittany Dowling


Chapter 19. Osteoporosis and Current Therapeutic Management

Kellie F. Flood-Shaffer


Part IV- Exercise Guidelines & Precautions for Active Females


Chapter 20. Traditional and Non-Traditional Empirically Based Exercise Programs

for Active Females

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Anna Tacon


Chapter 21. Cardiovascular Exercise Guidelines for Children and Adolescent Women

Melissa R. Iñigo and Maria Fernandez Del Valle


Chapter 22.  Resistance Training Guidelines for Active Females throughout the Lifespan: Children, Adolescences, Adult Women, and the Aging Woman

Maria Fernandez del Valle and Tyrel S. McCravens


Chapter 23. Exercise Precautions for the Female Athlete: Signs of Overtraining

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Lauren Gates


Chapter 24. Excessive Exercise and Immunity: The J Shaped Curve

Carolina Chamorro-Viña, María Fernández del Valle, and Anna Tacon


Chapter 25. Screening Tools for Excessive Exercise in the Active Female

María Fernández del Valle


Chapter 26. Exercise Prescription and Pregnancy

Elvis Álvarez Carnero, Claudia Cardona Gonzalez, and Jacalyn McComb


Part V- Nutrition, Energy Balance, and Weight Control


Chapter 27. Estimating Energy Requirements

Jacalyn J. Robert McComb, Elvis Álvarez Carnero, and Eduardo Iglesias Gutiérrez


Chapter 28. Nutritional Guidelines for Active Children

Shelby D. Kloiber and Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez


Chapter 29. Nutritional Guidelines and Energy Needs for the Female Athlete: Preventing Low Energy Availability and Functional Amenorrhea through Diet

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb and Ángela García González


Chapter 30. Ergogenic Aids and the Female Athlete

Shannon L. Jordan and Fernando Naclerio


Chapter 31. Nutritional Guidelines And Energy Needs During Pregnancy And Lactation

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Ángela García González, and Lesley Arbona


Chapter 32. Nutritional Guidelines, Energy Balance, and Weight Control: Issues for the Aging Active Female

Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb, Natalia E. Bustamante-Ara, José E. Almaraz Marroquin


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