nutrition older adults
What nutrients do older adults need to maximize their health and wellness?
By Jane Pentz, PhD
ach year the number of men and women who reach their 100th birthday grows worldwide. Advances in medicine, education and lifestyle continue to help humans enjoy longer and healthier lives. While scientific breakthroughs have greatly benefitted man collectively, individual h...
nu t r i t i o n f o r special populations
What are the unique nutritional needs for individuals managing obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease? By Cathy Leman, RD, LD
IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER
besity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As most personal trainers know, these three conditions not only share some of the same precursors, they also can affect one another as predeterminers of di...
proper pre-exercise nutrition has been on the minds of many athletes for years, and even most weekend warriors know to keep a water bottle handy during workouts to prevent dehydration. But how many exercisers are aware of the need to restore liquid and solids after a workout? It's one thing to fuel muscles before activity, but quite another to "top off" those same muscles after exercise in order to keep all cylinders running for tomorrow's regimen.
By Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, LD
Learn what individual food plans a nutritionist would recommend for three typical clients you may work with.
n a recent survey of 623 fitness and dietetics professionals, 81 percent
of the dietetics professionals said they provided clients with physical activity information, while 93 percent of the fitness professionals said they gave clients...
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
ou have probably noticed an abundance of new foods on the market containing soy. You expect to find tofu--yet soy milk, soy burgers, soy hot dogs, soy cheese and other soy products are making appearances as well. Their visibility may be due to the newest health claim passed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 1999), which states, in p...
It decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cancer (American Dietetic Association [ADA] 1997). No, it isn’t the latest pharmaceutical wonder or a breakthrough supplement being hawked on late-night infomercials. You may be surprised to learn that this mystery elixir is actually a vegetarian diet!
AMERICAN D I E T ET IC A S S OC I AT I O N
Want to know what the country’s leading dietitians
and scientists forecast will be the next trends in
food and nutrition? Members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) met this past fall in Atlanta to collectively peer into a glass ball at the organization’s 82nd annual conference. With its theme of “The Future Is Now/Dietetics 2000,” the conference offered a bounty of information for health and fitness professionals to start digesting now.
Should You Take Creatine?
reatine continues to be one of the most popular supplements for exercise enthusiasts. How do you know whether or not it could benefit you? The first step toward making an informed choice is to find out as much as you can about a product. Research on creatine is far from complete, but scientific evidence on using it keeps growing. To gain a better perspect...
By Pa t t i T ve i t M i l l i g a n , M S , R D
What you need to know to help your athletic clients stay on top of their unique nutritional needs.
or athletes engaged in serious physical conditioning, nutrition can be crucial. Proper nutrition can improve endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower the risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. By keeping up wit...