What Does NUTRITION Actually Mean?
Have you ever stopped to wonder what the term NUTRITION means? Most people think of one thing: food. Nutrition is so much more than that!
There are very distinct phases to consider when thinking about nutrition.
The process of nutrition consists of the intake of energy for use in humans, with multiple systems and factors contributing equally to the roles shared in maintaining the integrity of our physiological functioning.
For most of your clients, seeking out healthy food options is a mystery.
There is so much information available to us in this age of instant, on-demand technology that researching food and nutrition concepts has rendered over 100 MILLION hits when searched in popular search engines.
How does anyone begin to make sense of it all?
People want to know about NUTRITION.
For you, the health and fitness professional, we will focus on the nutritional needs of those you coach or train, as the needs of an individual who is physically active are different for many reasons over those of sedentary people.
Most often, these needs are met with a diet that is full of variety and most always includes increasing the energy consumed by your client (energy = consumed foods).
These are concepts that you will come to understand when you have completed one of our popular online nutrition courses.
It should be easy to understand that when physical activity increases, so does the need for fueling that activity.
Why Nutrition Matters
But there are numerous reasons why “diets” are devised for people across all walks of life – it may be for improving basic health and wellness, to decrease the risks associated with poor nutrition, improving biometrics and even eating strategies to optimize performance for athletes.
But regardless of who it is for, sensible nutrition is all about BALANCE … balancing energy in with energy out.
There is a cycle of compatibility between nutrition and physical activity.
Both are vital in controlling weight, and thus the biometrics of your clients. But physical activity also requires that more consideration be given to that BALANCE of energy needs.
This becomes even more vital to understand when trying to positively impact performance in physical activity environments.
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