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Exercise & Nutrition - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this helpful chapter on exercise and nutrition using your smartphone, tablet or computer. You'll study nutritional needs and how they're determined, as well as the nutrients the body needs to support activity. You can also learn about the risks of dehydration and the necessity of replenishing the body's sodium levels after physical activity. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Understand how to determine your nutritional needs
- Outline the nutrients needed to support physical activity
- Discuss the nutrition needs and guidelines for athletes
Lessons are rarely longer than ten minutes, and you can schedule your study times according to your wishes. Assistance from an expert is available via the Dashboard if questions come up. Each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz you can use for self-assessment before you begin the next lesson.
1. Determining Your Nutritional Needs
This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.
2. Nutrients to Support Physical Activity
It is important to stay well-nourished with carbohydrates, protein, fats and various vitamins and minerals during physical activity. Learn about these nutrients that support physical activity as well as the benefits of water during active times.
3. Nutrition for Athletes: Needs & Guidelines
Athletes who intensively practice sports have slightly different nutrition requirements for the body to function well. This is caused by high energy expenditure and additional nutrient requirements for building muscles. But because the information that is provided often varies a lot depending on a source, it can be difficult to find estimates of the real needs and guidelines for nutritional intake.
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