- Continuing Education
Exercise and the Role of Supplements
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Make the smart choice when it comes to supplements
While supplement companies often claim their products offer dramatic results with no downside, the truth is that there’s a lot of misinformation circulating about supplementation. This makes it critical to understand what the science says about the relationship between nutrition, supplementation, physical activity, and exercise.
This course explores what supplements are, how they’re regulated, and how to determine whether they’re right for you. First, you’ll take an in-depth look at dietary supplements with close consideration of their impact on your health and safety.
Then, learn how food and physical activity interact, and whether you should be concerned with nutrient timing around exercise. You’ll also examine how metabolism is altered during exercise, and how the intensity of effort, macronutrient availability, and training status all affect nutrient utilization.
Developed by Rachele Pojednic, PhD, EdM, NBC-HWC, CSCS, and Emily Johnson, MS, RD, this course will give you a clear, evidence-based look at supplements, the ways you can determine whether they might be right for you, and how to seek out high-quality information through trusted resources.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Understand how intensity of effort, macronutrient availability, the needs of source tissue, and training status affect nutrient utilization
- Recognize the efficacy of different dietary patterns for supporting training, performance, and progress
- Identify the five dietary supplements that have demonstrated effectiveness on exercise performance
- Access evidence-based resources to maintain the most up-to-date information
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