The role of a nutritionist is to educate the population about good nutrition, allowing individuals to become better aware of what they are eating and why.
For the majority of the population the endless food choices will not cause them harm but some foods have smaller limits than others and a nutritionist can help you make educated choices on what is an appropriate intake of various foods.
Healthy Life Styling
Sports Nutrition Programme
Nutrition is becoming more significant in sporting performance, as an important factor in gaining the edge in a particular sport. Whether it is endurance or a power/strength sport (both put great physical demands on the body and by not meeting the energy requirements) athletes can put themselves in danger of injury, illness and decreased performance/output.
Some athletes need to "cut weight" for a competition, there are sensible or life-threatening ways for them to achieve their target. Dehydration can, on occassions, be beneficial to performance. But, it is worth noting just 2% dehydration can result in reduced cognitive performance. So, it is a fine balance. Hyponatremia (a condition where salt levels in blood are low) is usually caused by the overconsumption of water during exercise. It can be life-threatening and demonstrates the importance of a proper hydration strategy for sporting performance.
ISAK Body Composition Measuring
ISAK stands for the "International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry." The society was founded in Glasgow back in 1986. ISAK trained anthropometrists use a standardised method for measuring body composition. This method can be compared on an individual, and a global basis.
Measurements taken include; 8 skinfold sites around the body, body mass, stature, waist, hips, muscle girths and bone breadths. From these measurements somatotype (body type) can be determined, and the sum of skinfolds calculated. It is possible to estimate the "% body fat" from these measurements, but the accuracy is debatable. You should be aware that the equations used to estimate "% body fat" may not match your bone density and skin thickness. Using sum of skinfolds gives a more personalised profile and makes it easier to identify areas on the body where you lose/gain weight more easily. Since measurements are specific to you, the results are more meaningful than "% body fat".
Programmes we offer:
Our 8-10 week programmes can be tailored to your individual requirements, whether it's improving performance through diet or planning your hydration strategy throughout a competition.
What's include in package?:
Individual report, showing overall assessment of measurements and a chart. For those who sign up for more than one set of measurements, a progress report will be included.
Who are these programmes for?:
Tailored programmes over 8-10 visits for those who want to: lose weight, lose body fat, gain weight, eat healthier, eat to improve cardiovascular health, improve blood glucose levels, or a report on your current dietary status, highlighting areas for improvement.
Science has continuously demonstrated the benefits of a healthy balanced diet, with the majority of life-threatening diseases/conditions caused by or exacerbated by poor diet and/or lack of physical activity in the developed world. Sometimes just small changes to dietary behaviors are enough to help prevent such conditions or at least delay their onset.
Balance is most important not just for the macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats but also the micronutrients – vitamins and minerals. High fat/sugar diets can be partly responsible for various conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Obesity and Bowel Cancer.
Eating Right for Sporting Challenges
Who want to make the Right Food Choices
Make dietary changes due to a medical conditions
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