Nutrition and Your Health:
The New Dietary Guidelines
Trainers and clients alike can benefit from following the new ABCs of fitness and health.
History. Since 1980, the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS) have jointly published the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years. Beginning with the 1985 e...
A set of sound standards can help you--and your clients--evaluate diet claims.
Who are your clients listening to--you or "them"? Turn on The Oprah Winfrey Show and you may see the authors of The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet espousing the benefits of their eating plan or Monica Lewinsky touting Jenny Craig. Switch channels and you may learn that Elizabeth Hurley follows Eat Right 4 Your Type; Sara...
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
The Facts About Vitamin B12
itamin B12, often thought of as strictly a concern for complete vegetarians, is being investigated further. In fact, recent research indicates that meat eaters and people with depression may also have limited B12 stores. According to the Dietary Reference Intakes released by the National Academy of Sciences in 1999, adults should...
Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness
Genetically Engineered Foods
o genetically engineered (GE) products present the answer to world food shortages or pose a danger to an unsuspecting public? Catherine Reade, MS, RD, owner of HealthFull Living in Littleton, Colorado, offers this information to help you form an opinion.
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Mastering Food Portion Control
n the past decade, the number of overweight adults in the United States has increased from one in four to one in two. While lack of exercise is a big part of the problem, nutritionists believe that another major culprit is poor portion control. A "megameal" mentality has taken hold in restaurants, fast-food spots,...
Basics of Sports Nutrition
nderstanding sports nutrition can help you make food and drink choices that will complement your physical activity, as well as help improve your endurance, speed recovery from exertion, lower risk of injury and assist in rehabilitation. According to San Diego nutritionist Patti Tveit Milligan, MS, RD, most of the nutrients required for athletic performan...
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...