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For instance, that in addition to water, other liquids including coffee and tea can be counted as hydration. According to Goodman, they are very mild diuretics - otherwise they would be used as such medically. And that the sensation of thirst does not indicate serious dehydration (as many maintain} because thirst is the first indication of the need for liquid. Also, that it doesn't matter if you eat late at night - a calorie is a calorie no matter when you eat it. He also says that you should "listen to your body" re eating and drinking and do what it dictates.
Much of this lecture series, however, is devoted to highly technical instructions about food and drink before and after strenuous exercise, like weigh yourself nude before exercising and then again after exercising (nude again, since your post-exercise clothes may retain sweat) to determine how much water was lost and drink a specific amount based on the difference in weight. This I suspect is aimed at very serious runners and workout artists.
This is not me....My exercise is limited to 30 or so mins on an exercise bicycle or walking around a lovely wooded 3 mile path by the river. I try to do this daily, but am known to slack off sometimes.
All of you marathoners will probably get a lot of good information from this book.
Goodman's lecture style is good - he speaks clearly and animatedly and obviously enjoys his subject.
A note on the production style of all the Great Courses: To me, the applause before and after each lecture is somewhat distracting. I don't think for a minute that these lectures are actually recorded in a lecture hall - the quality is too good for that. It's sort of like the laugh-track on TV comedies.
22 of 23 people found this review helpful
I am a Personal Trainer (NFPT), Sports Nutrition Specialist (NFPT) and Health Coach (ACE). This is the audiobook I wish I wrote! Some of the other reviewers have complained that this information is too basic. I completely disagree.
These questions come up time and time again from my clients. If this information was so basic then why do the myths persist?
I now recommend this audiobook to all of my clients AND i recommend that they listen to it every year. Why? Because we are bombarded with nutrition baloney and fitness mis-info-commercials constantly. We need these reminders of what is really true and what is really false!
For a cheap investment (at $6.96 for members) you have you have 3 hours and 13 minutes of accurate, science-grounded sanity to counteract the health fluff we are pandered by "health experts" seeking to sell us something! PLUS you get a 107-page guidebook and transcript in pdf format for this course.
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What would have made The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness better?
If it were aimed at the general population and not athletes.
Has The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness put you off other books in this genre?
No, I've purchased and listened to Professor Andings' lectures on nutrition which are great.
What aspect of Dr. Anthony A. Goodman’s performance might you have changed?
Nothing wrong with the performance, the majority of the material just wasn't of interest or relevant to me
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness?
Can't remember to be honest.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Really interesting and useful info, delivered in sn accessible way. I'm not into sports etc but the nutritional and physiological knowledge was still fascinating and much better than many of the faddy diet books available.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The information in this title is at least irresponsible. The research quoted is cherry picked to match the author's opinions. Better insights can be found in your average fitness magazine. This was very disappointing. I will be exchanging this title.
Other than the myth about whole grains being healthy - which have been found to have no or even detrimental effects on health via random double blind studies not observational ones - this book still provides helpful and mostly accurate tips on nutrition and exercise