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The Active Female

Health Issues Throughout The Lifespan

  • Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
  • Reid Norman
  • Mimi Zumwalt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Focusing on Active Female’s Health Issues: Unique Gender-Related Psychological and Physiological Characteristics of Females

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
      Pages 3-15
    3. Phillip S. Sizer Jr, C. Roger James
      Pages 25-54
  3. Preoccupation with Body Image Issues and Disordered Eating Issues in the Active Female

  4. Reproductive Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Reid Norman
      Pages 123-129
    3. Reid Norman
      Pages 131-136
  5. Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Active Females

About this book


The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan investigates the growing and ever-changing health issues for girls and women who lead an active lifestyle and participate in sports and exercise. Easy to read, the volume provides an educational foundation for understanding how disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis can be interrelated while also looking at image disorders and reproductive health. Written by world leaders in the field, chapters detail effective nutrition and safe exercise techniques while also discussing female psychological and physiological characteristics.

Informative and comprehensive, The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan is an essential, practical reference for the educated professional who seeks a basic understanding of some of the more common issues active females confront.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
    • 1
  • Reid Norman
    • 2
  • Mimi Zumwalt
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Arts and Sciences Health, Exercise, and Sport SciencesTexas Tech UniversityLubbock
  2. 2.School of Medicine Pharmacology and NeuroscienceTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbock
  3. 3.School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery and RehabilitationTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbock

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