This is the first book of its kind to focus solely on the female athlete triad - its origins, its recognition, and most importantly, its management. Since the symptoms themselves cover a range of medical specialties, chapters are written by experts in a number of relevant fields - sports medicine, orthopedics, endocrinology, and pediatrics - with an eye toward overall care of the young female athlete. Additionally, each chapter includes suggestions on how to educate and communicate with young athletes and their parents, as well as trainers and coaches, on how to manage the illness outside of the direct clinical setting.
The female athlete triad is often seen in sports where low body weight is emphasized, such as gymnastics, figure skating, and running, though it can appear in any sport or activity. The interrelated symptoms - eating disorders, amenorrhea, and low bone mass - exist on a spectrum of severity and are serious and potentially life-threatening if not properly treated. Psychological problems, in addition to medical ones, are not uncommon.The Female Athlete Triad: A Clinical Guide discusses all of these areas for a well-rounded and in-depth approach to the phenomenon and will be a useful reference for any clinician working with female athletes across the lifespan.
This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to mature and possibly illiterate women's successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied yet pertinent social theories, and the exceptional introduction to and study of profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women in the southern Gansu province of north-western China, the author explains the multifaceted formula for women's challenges and successes in their business endeavours and goal for financial security, and argues that informal learning is the most important type of education to employ knowledge and skills to earn a living in general, and design and operate small businesses by women in rural areas in particular. The book concludes with an original, timely and necessary model for education that could be utilized by the women in this work; one that positions informal education as the primary conduit for successful entrepreneurial work and combines elements of both formal and non-formal educational principles and practices, thus offering support for the successful operation of women's businesses.
"The Spiritual Athlete and How He Trains" compares the spiritual well-being to the physical body through insightful metaphors and figures of speech. "To be strong physically is commendable, to be strong socially is desirable, to be strong intellectually is valuable, but to be strong spiritually is inestimable. Reader, this is the desire of the author-that you may be led spiritually to eat properly and exercise regularly-to study the word of the Lord and engage in the work of the Lord that you may grow strong in the Lord."
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