Nutrition Prescriptions Should Also Include Exercise Recommendations

It is important to assess physical activity, and in patients who are not meeting the minimum weekly goal, include a specific recommendation as part of a patient’s nutrition plan or prescription.

Exercise and Menopause

Some degree of weight gain is common in women during peri and postmenopause. Researchers debate whether this is due to hormonal changes or the slowing of the metabolism due to aging. Read more for ways to combat this. 

Considerations for RDNs Who Work With People With Disabilities

      Nearly 1 in 5 individuals in the United States lives with a disability, and more than half of those individuals describe their disability as severe. In addition to the health effects of their specific condition, people with a disability are often affected by nutrition...

Unique World of Adaptive Sports

Sports are the great equalizer between people with physical disabilities and their able-bodied peers and friends. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 56.7 million people, 19% - 20% of the American population, may be impacted by a physical disability at some point...

Exercise Prescriptions

It is recommended that registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) interested in providing sports nutrition advice review the Revised 2014 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert...

How to Start Exercising for Overweight, Obese, and Sedentary Individuals

When you are overweight or inactive, the thought of starting an exercise program can be overwhelming or scary. Even worse, sometimes fitness equipment does not support a larger person, such as when a weight bench is too narrow or when a recumbent bike’s seat is not large...

Carbohydrate Requirements for Exercise (CE credit)

Faculty: Jennifer L. Koslo, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD, ACE-CPT Cost: $39 or $19.50 for CE Pro Members CPEU/CEU: 2 credits Expiration: February 10, 2019 Learning Objectives: After reading the article, the learner should be able to:

Set the Stage for Weight Loss

You cannot take on a new project without taking the time to organize your surroundings, and weight loss is a really big project and a worthy endeavor. Let us make sure that you are ready to begin: