Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20686
Title: Nutrition, exercise and health
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20686
Abstract: This chapter focuses on scientific findings and theory surrounding nutrition and exercise and how the right nutrition and exercise can improve health-related outcomes. Nutrition and diet will be examined synonymously, and this examination will cover controversial areas such as saturated fat, cholesterol, salt, alcohol, fibre, sugar, fast food and some of the diets on offer. This chapter should provide you with an understanding of diet, exercise, weight gain and eating disorders. This means that we will try to delve into the many complex motivators for food selection and consumption. If there was ever an area in science that has been regarded as difficult, contentious and full of 'gurus' who preach 'the truth', that might be the science of nutrition, and especially how the food we ingest has the power to affect our health. Given our current state of knowledge, it seems safe to say that anyone trying to sell you the perfect diet is really only selling the idea of a perfect diet and not the perfect diet per se.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Health Psychology in Australia, p. 96-125
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781316623954
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920401 Behaviour and Health
920411 Nutrition
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/228912461
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