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by Roger Goldingay,Carol L. Otis

eBook The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide: How to Win the Battle Against Eating Disorders, Amenorrhea, and Osteoporosis download ISBN: 0736001212
Author: Roger Goldingay,Carol L. Otis
Publisher: Human Kinetics; 1 edition (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
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Category: Health and Diets
Subcategory: Diseases and Physical Ailments

Billie Jean King Six-time Wimbledon Champion Four-time . Solely devoted to the problem of the female athlete triad, The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide is a much-needed work

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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.

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by Carol L. 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.

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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Offers information on training, keeping mentally and physically fit, eating healthy, and developing self-confidence to help women avoid the triad of eating disorders, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis.
Comments: (4)
Pretty good information. Some of it is dated obviously, but still good stuff. Helpful for prevention of the triad, but not very useful if you already have the triad and are trying to recover.
I am a male coach of female soccer players. I would go so far as to say that the depth of knowledge contained in this book is beyond that which many coaches of team sports would search for. However, coaches who are interested in getting the best from their athletes, rather than having athletes fit their own personal coaching agendas, will find in these pages essential truths that will illuminate their coaching. There has been a strong social tendency for women's understanding of ability and success to be measured by male standards (the sense of athletic body image in connection with performance, which is dealt with in detail, is only one of them driven by this perspective), and this book is thankfully one which reminds us that women are not only entitled to be judged as women, but need and deserve to be so. As coaches, and certainly as male coaches, we cannot help our female athletes realise their potential until we understand them better and give them credit for being who they are, and encourage them to be who they are. This book helps us do just that.
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Books which honestly deal with the pressures and concerns of female athletes are rare, and this one should be required reading for every active woman from twelve to sixty. There is lots of information out there on how to be thin but far less on how to be fit. Otis and Goldingay are among the very few to acknowledge that they are not one and the same. This is not a book about eating disorders - though they are intelligently discussed. Nor is it a book about how to get in shape. It's much more. The authors honestly address medical issues such as amenorrhea and osteoporosis, provide information on nutrition, injuries and maintaining optimal energy for performance. Most important of all, they are medical professionals finally urging athletic women to be as strong as they can be. For anyone who's ever struggled between the twin camps of thin and fit, this book MUST go to the top of the pile.
This book is a must for all active women. This book has everything! I especially enjoyed the comprehensive case studies of accomplished women athletes and how they took control of their health issues. This book covers, in depth, eating disorders and how to overcome them. It also covers all women's health issues from menstruation to injuries to everyday aches and pains. Extremely valuable information and sound and compassionate medical expertise are key elements of this book. I highly recommend this book for ALL women, young or old. It is a valuable resource.