Assessments are a large part of working in the fitness industry. They allow for information to be gathered about clients with minimal guesswork. A client’s diet will affect their health and performance, both at present and in the future. In cases where clients incur injuries or illness, eating correctly can also improve their chances of a speedy path to recovery and restoring their wellness. Factors affecting a client’s diet include: Finances Access Time Habits Psychological influences, like obsession with food and/or body weight Information they have been given It’s important when helping someone with their nutrition to assess and evaluate.. READ MORE »
As you will learn in your program, micronutrients are essential for bodily function. Vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients, are distinct from macronutrients, which are fat, carbohydrates, and protein, as they are needed in smaller amounts. They play important roles in energy, growth, and other aspects of human health. The main difference between the two types of micronutrients is that minerals come from soil or water, while vitamins come from plants or animals. In addition, vitamins, which are organic, can be broken down structurally while minerals, which are inorganic, cannot be. The most effective way to get adequate micronutrients is from.. READ MORE »
Over the last few years, few foods have enjoyed the soaring boom in popularity experienced by coconut oil. Fuelled by rumours that the oil offered many different health benefits, sales skyrocketed all over Canada and the world. And while coconut oil has been touted to improve everything from dental health to hair, it’s primarily used as a cooking oil and healthy ingredient for various different recipes. However, these early preconceptions may have actually missed the mark. According to recent findings, coconut oil may not be all that beneficial after all. In fact, it’s actually considered by many to be a.. READ MORE »
For those with IBS, symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Here are some of the ways you may be able to help once you’ve earned a nutritionist certificate.
Since when did ingesting bacteria make us healthier? For centuries, doctors have understood the connection between good food and good health, but it hasn’t been until recently that doctors and nutritionists have started to recognize the relationship between ingesting good bacteria and good health. One of the fastest growing and widely supported trends in the health food industry is probiotics—live bacteria and yeast that benefit the digestive system and the general health of a person. According to Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, 35 per cent of Canadians have consumed probiotics, and 56 per cent said they are probably going to.. READ MORE »
With new studies, claims, and counterclaims being made all the time, people often have differing beliefs over what the best approach is to diet. Sports nutrition, in particular, is in a state of constant change, as nutritionists, trainers, and athletes constantly modify diet plans in a bid to gain an advantage over the competition. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a lot of misinformation over the years. Athletes have come to believe that certain things are helping them when they have no effect at all—or worse, are actually hurting their chances of success. For students pursuing sports nutritionist certificates, separating myth.. READ MORE »
New Year’s resolution season is upon us. At this time of year, it’s normal to see a flood of new gym memberships and healthy food purchases, as people pledge to take better care of themselves, only for all those good intentions to fall away within a few short months. So why do so many people fail to keep their resolutions? Some people set goals that are either too vague or too unrealistic to follow, while others fail to organize themselves to follow through, adopt unsustainable fad diets, or lose heart when they experience setbacks. Fortunately, professionals with nutrition training can.. READ MORE »
Think it’s impossible for a pro athlete to go vegan? Learn how nutritionists are making vegan diet plans work in all kinds of sports—from body building to endurance training and beyond!
Rising senior populations in Canada means that we increasingly require the expertise of professionals who understand the specific dietary needs of the elderly. Seniors are more vulnerable to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. They have less energy to prepare meals, and weaker taste buds also make food less exciting to eat. On top of this, financial problems might mean that they skip out on important nutrient-rich foods. They are also more likely to suffer from illnesses, or take medications that affect the way their bodies absorb nutrients. As a result, seniors face more challenges in maintaining a healthy diet. For nutritionists.. READ MORE »
Every athlete has their own unique nutritional needs designed for their training, body composition and with their performance goals in mind. These professionals work closely with a sports nutritionist to make sure that their bodies get the proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, minerals and nutrients that they need to perform at their best. For vegetarian athletes, the need to follow a balanced and well-structured diet is even more important. Without a properly balanced diet, they can suffer from problems such as: Fatigue Decreased performance Vitamin and mineral deficiencies Fortunately, with the help of a trained nutritionist, vegetarian athletes can get all of.. READ MORE »