Book Recommendations

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

The Sport Medicine Council, and Ian MacNeill
Since it was first published in 1999, The Beginning Runner’s Handbook has sold more than 90,000 copies, helping participants at community clinics across Canada - and thousands more runners around the world - realize their goal of running 10K. This easy-to-use, practical guide is completely updated in this fourth edition. It now includes a revised RunWalk program that gives runners a choice between running 10K or running and walking the distance, depending on their individual goals and fitness. Tried and tested by thousands of new and experienced runners, the thirteen-week program was...

Marathon and Half-Marathon: The Beginner's Guide

Marnie Caron, and SportMedBC
A practical, easy-to-use guide that provides a step-by-step program for running the half or the full marathon for the first time. Building on the success of the popular Beginning Runner's Handbook, Marathon and Half Marathon shows you how to get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper shoes, eat right, build strength and endurance, and avoid sore muscles and injury. It also includes tips from elite runners on such subjects as motivation, consistency, log books, and running partners. Finally, the book describes strategies for how to change from a sedentary person to a runner,...

Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Guide

Marnie Caron and SportMedBC
The average adult walks 4,500 steps a day‚less than half of what is required for optimal health. Walk your way to good health with this comprehensive guide by the authors of the best-selling and highly acclaimed Beginning Runner's Handbook. For most of us, walking is the single most beneficial, low-impact, all-purpose physical activity. Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Guide makes increasing the amount you walk both easy and painless. Whether your goal is to return to activity, reduce your risk of illness and injury, participate in a charity walk, prepare for a walking...

The Athlete's Training Journal

Successful athletes almost always have one thing in common‚they systematically set goals and document their progress. SportmedBC's Athlete's Training Journal provides a clear and concise method for doing this, and thirteen weeks of diary pages to work with. The pages are organized in a simple and straight forward manner that should take only 5 -10 minutes a day to complete and slightly longer at the end of each week in review. Each page provides space to identify and track physical, mental and technical/tactical goals while factoring in other important aspects of training such...

Nancy Clarke's Sports Nutrition Guidebook

Nancy Clarke
What's the best diet for good health and athletic performance? Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., describes the dietary balance and specific foods shown to be optimal for athletes from recreational exercisers to Olympic hopefuls, citing supporting studies. Refreshingly free of high-protein hype, Clark emphasizes a varied, wholesome, moderate diet high in complex carbohydrates ("without question, wholesome carbohydrates are the best choices for fueling your muscles and promoting good health"), especially whole grains and starches; adequate but not excessive protein; and 20 to 35 percent fat. Learn the...

Practical Sports Nutrition

Louise Burke
As knowledge and practice of sports nutrition become increasingly sophisticated, there is new appreciation of the fact that basketball players, runners, gymnasts--all athletes--have different nutritional needs. Practical Sports Nutrition is the first text to provide detailed, sport-specific advice enabling you to approach individual athletes and teams with an understanding of their sport and unique nutritional needs. Unlike other texts on the subject that get caught up with chemistry and science, this book provides information that is applied, practical, and useful. Nutrition expert Louise...

Clinical Sport Nutrition, 3rd Edition

Louise Burke, Vicki Deakin
Clinical Sports Nutrition is a comprehensive reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information, coupled with advice on how to apply sports nutrition guidelines in a clinical and practical framework. Each chapter contains specific reviews followed by practice tips. The contributing authors are leading academics, physicians and sports dietitians from Australia, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Finland. This edition has been revised with an emphasis on updating knowledge and practice that developed since 2000. In particular it provides valuable new information on:...

In Pursuit of Excellence

Terry Orlick
Reach your highest goals! Whether you are an athlete, coach, or want to become a high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to fulfill your aspirations. You'll learn how to develop a more positive outlook, focus your commitment, overcome obstacles to desired outcomes, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction. You'll also discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching, and become more self-directed in your thoughts and actions. Author Terry Orlick, an internationally...

Simply Great Food

Patricia Chuey, MSc, RD, Eileen Campbell and Mary Sue Waisman, MSc, RD
Everyone wants healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals. But faced with the demands of a busy day it's hard to resist the convenience of takeout or commercially prepared foods. The Dietitians of Canada would really like us to return to the simple pleasures of cooking and to the gathering of family around the table. Their new cookbook, Simply Great Food will help us to achieve this goal by providing recipes for irresistible and easy-to-prepare dishes. The recipes in Simply Great Food have been contributed by Eileen Campbell an award winning chef as well as dietitians and people from across Canada...

Clinical Sports Medicine

Peter Brukner, Karim Khan
Clinical Sports Medicine is a complete practical guide book to musculoskeletal medicine and physical therapy, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity. With over 1000 full color pages and a free patient information CD, Clinical Sports Medicine adopts an easy-to-use, symptom-oriented approach and describes multidisciplinary methods of treatment It is a vital reference for all clinicians in musculoskeletal health including physiotherapists, masseurs, general practitioners, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons. It...

The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes

With more and more children participating in organized sports, the number of sports-related injuries is rising. Since children's bodies are growing and developing, they are more prone to injury than adults and more likely to suffer permanent damage if these injuries are not handled properly. Micheli, former president of the American College of Sports Medicine, points out that proper coaching techniques are crucial to prevent such injuries. He advises parents on how to find a good coach and to be sure that children are neither over- nor undertrained. Part 1 investigates every aspect of youth...

Athletic Development

Vern Gambetta
Athletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men's 1998 World Cup soccer team. The result is an information-packed, myth-busting explanation of the most effective methods and prescriptions in each facet of an athlete's physical preparation. Athletic...

The Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Thomas Baechle, Roger Earle
Students, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other sport science professionals will find state-of-the-art, comprehensive information on structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation,exercise techniques, program design (aerobic and anaerobic) and training facility organization and administration. Edited by Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Second Edition, is an excellent text for students preparing for careers in strength training and conditioning...

Sports Medicine: Prevention, Evaluation, Management and Rehabilitation

Richard Irvin, Emeritus, Oregon State University; Duane Iversen, University of Oregon; Steven Roy, MD., Centre for Sports Medicine and Running Injuries.
Coverage of the advances made in the science of athletic training in recent years, with excellent reference sources provided for advanced study. Coverage of the pre-season physical examination, criteria to help in the evaluation of an injury, therapeutic modalities, and guidelines to allow the athlete to participate after an injury. The inclusion of specific athletic injuries with anatomical and kinesiological considerations, followed by a discussion of prevention, an evaluation of each of the injuries, and a section on management and rehabilitation. A special section on nutrition as it...

Sport Injury Management

Marcia Anderson, Susan J. Hall, Malissa Martin
Textbook on the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of sports illnesses and injuries. For students in athletic training, physical therapy, and exercise physiology. Focusing on specific joint kinematics, Anderson (athletic training, Bridgewater State College, MA), Hall (health and exercise sciences, U. of Delaware), and Martin (athletic training educational program, Middle Tennessee State U.), examine prevention, assessment, management, and rehabilitation of the most common conditions found in an athletic training environment. They cover common musculoskeletal injuries, as...

Principles of Athletic Training, 10th Edition

Daniel D. Arnheim and William E. Prentice
This text provides a thorough overview of the field of athletic training, from general foundations to specific injury prevention and management techniques. Coverage is provided of such topics as the rapid form immobilizer, acupuncture and acupressure and various types of artificial surfaces.

Orthopedic Physical Assessment

David J. Magee, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Newly updated, this full-color resource offers a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This comprehensive text covers every joint of the body, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, the principles of assessment, and preparticipation evaluation. The latest edition of this core text is the essential cornerstone in the new four-volume musculoskeletal rehabilitation series.

Cooking Vegetarian

Melina and Forest
Cooking Vegetarian has been described as 'the ultimate guide to delicious vegetarian cooking'. Melina and Forest have combined their skills as a registered dietitian and chef to create innovative recipes that deliver complete vegetarian nutrition with fabulous flavor. Cooking Vegetarian features more than 150 recipes from breakfast to special occasions.

Eating for Energy without Deprivation: The 80-20 Cookbook

Patricia Chuey, M.Sc.RD and Diana Steele, B.Sc.RD
This book offers practical tips for healthy eating. Additionally, this user-friendly cookbook provides over 100 delicious and easy recipes. In keeping with the 80-20 philosophy that suggests if you eat well at least 80% of the time, you always leave room for pleasurable indulgence, 80% of these recipes are bursting with vitality and nourishment. The remaining 20%, mostly desserts, are all about indulgence.

Eating Light, Eating Right

Ratner and Johnson, Healthy Heart Program
Ratner and Johnson, both dietitians, created this cookbook to help us eat well around the clock. From breakfasts and lunches to dinners and snacks. The book starts with a brief look at the importance of a heart healthy diet, guidelines for healthy eating, a look at fats and how to balance healthy eating. Appetizers include creative dishes such as Chickpea Black Bean Hummus and a Bean Brochette. Soups are next up with Salmon Chowder, Miso Vegetable Soup and many others to choose from. Other sections are Vegetables, Brunches and Light Meals, Pasta and Grains, Main Courses, Baked Goods and...