Lecture 14: Nutrition & Physical Activity (for Fitness and Sports)
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Foundations of Nutrition Science, Fall 2012
D. McKay, PhD, FACN
LECTURE #14: NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
- List the benefits of engaging in regular physical activity
- Explain the components of fitness and the progressive overload principle.
- Describe the use of glucose and glycogen as body fuels during exercise.
- Describe a diet to minimize glucose depletion during exercise, and define the term carbohydrate loading.
- Describe the role of body fat during prolonged exercise
- Compare the protein needs of an athlete vs. a sedentary person.
- List the micronutrients of concern for highly active people
- Discuss some reasons why female endurance athletes may be vulnerable to iron deficiency.
- Discuss the hydration schedule for physical activity and the need for electrolyte replacement.
- Define ergogenic aid.
- Whitney & Rolfes, Chapter 14; Highlight 14
- 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Fact Sheet
Supplementary readings and links:
- 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Summary
- Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity Topics