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Exercises for Osteoporosis
It turns out that exercises such as cycling, swimming, and walking aren't that beneficial for osteoporosis. The best exercises create some type of "impact" or flexing of the skeleton. So, opt for sports that involve jumping (basketball, volleyball), or sports that require change-in-direction running (field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis). For people who can't do strenuous exercise, simple jumping jacks are beneficial.

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition

Author: Larson-Meyer DE, Ruscigno M
Category: Sports Nutrition
Audience: Elite Athlete
Length: 333 pages
Publisher: Human Kinetics
  Year Published: 2020
List Price: $24.95® Rating: Good

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition is a good resource for serious athletes and weekend warriors who wish to follow a plant-based diet. This is a revised version of Vegetarian Sports Nutrition published in 2007 (Human Kinetics).


D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM is a professor at the University of Wyoming. Previously, she was a sports dietitian for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has published more than 80 scientific papers and book chapters in the area of sports and exercise metabolism. Dr. Larson-Meyer served on the 2011 International Olympic Committee's Sports Nutrition Consensus Panel and on the IOC's Consensus Panel for Supplementation in the Elite Athlete (2017-2018). She is board-certified in sports dietetics and is a member of SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. She enjoys marathons, trail running, kayaking, and yoga.

Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD holds a nutrition science degree from Penn State, a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University, and is a certified Registered Dietitian. He is currently the chief nutrition officer at Nutrinic, a start-up healthcare company focusing on preventing cardiovascular disease with plant-based nutrition. He has authored/co-authored 3 other books: Appetite for Reduction, Cacao - Superfoods For Life, and No Meat Athlete. Matt has competed in ultramarathons, Ironman, and 24-hr mountain bike races. He has followed a vegan diet for more than 20 years.


The 333-page book is organized as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Gaining the Plant-Based Advantage
  • Chapter 2: Getting Adequate Calories From A Plant-Based Diet
  • Chapter 3: Finding the Right Carbohydrate Mix
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Smart Fat Over No Fat
  • Chapter 5: Building Muscle Without Meat
  • Chapter 6: Optimizing Bone Health
  • Chapter 7: Boosting Iron Intake and Absorption
  • Chapter 8: Breaking Free of Multivitamin Dependence
  • Chapter 9: Prioritizing Food and Fluids Before, During, and After Events
  • Chapter 10: Choosing Whether to Supplement
  • Chapter 11: Reducing Muscle Cramps and Inflammation
  • Chapter 12: Creating a Customized Meal Plan
  • Chapter 13: Adapting the Plan to Manage Weight
  • Chapter 14: Whipping Up Quick Plant-Based Meals and Snacks
  • Chapter 15: Recipes


(review coming soon....)

Reviewed by: Stan Reents, PharmD 8/20/2019 12:16:28 PM

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