If you’ve ever worked out with Tidewater’s Personal and Sports Performance Trainer Cody Morris, you know there’s one question he always asks: have you eaten today?
There’s a reason. When it comes to your overall health and wellness, as well as your sports and fitness performance, what you put in your mouth is as important as the number of reps you pump out.
The Tidewater Performance Center is excited to announce that we’re bringing on a nutritionist. She’ll be available to work with our fitness and sports clients. Stay tuned for more detailed information on what she brings to the table, her background and a date for our first big community education event. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you some great information she shared with us.
As a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, she not only appreciates the value of what food can do to improve or hinder your performance (whether on the field on game day or during a group fitness workout), but she is also trained and educated in the science behind it.
Pasted below are the TOP TEN REASONS TO HIRE A BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN SPORTS DIETETICS, courtesy of the American Dietetic Association’s Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN).
…optimize athlete / client recruitment and retention.
…enhance athletic performance of athletes / clients.
…speed the recovery of athletes / clients following training, competition, surgery, illness or injury.
…develop nutrition strategies to complement annual preparation, competition and transition (off-season) plans.
…develop hydration schedules for athletes / clients.
…assist athletes / clients in management of body weight and body composition.
…teach athletes / clients about choosing, storing and preparing food.
…evaluate dietary supplements and sports foods for efficacy, safety and quality.
…provide nutrition counseling to athletes / clients who have medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors, compromised bone health, abnormal iron status, food allergies, or gastrointestinal problems such as gluten sensitivity.
…develop sports nutrition policies and procedures and develop and manage sports nutrition programs.