Hosted by Nancy Clark, author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fourth Edition, this webinar provides an overview of the importance of appropriate fueling before, during and after exercise, and highlight some of the popular commercial sports foods that athletes commonly consume. Topics include sports drinks, energy drinks, gels, bloks, energy bars, protein bars, and recovery foods, and their role in enhancing athletic performance. The goal is to help the participant become an informed consumer, and be better able to guide athletes and fitness professionals on appropriate fueling tactics.
By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to: 1. Understand the benefits of fueling before, during, and after hard exercise. 2. Identify three commercial sports foods and three alternative options of standard foods that athletes can consume to meet their nutritional needs before, during and after hard exercise. 3. Discuss the pros and cons of using "natural" vs "engineered" sports foods.
There are no continuing education credits attached to this webinar. However, Human Kinetics will automatically send an e-mail confirming attendance or provide webinar attendees with a certificate of participation upon request. To receive a certificate of participation, you must be registered and attend the live webinar. For questions, visit www.HumanKinetics.com/WebinarFAQs.
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, renowned author and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics, is known for her ability to translate the science of nutrition for exercise and health into practical tips to enhance performance, manage weight, and resolve eating disorders. She has a private practice at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she offers nutrition consultations to both casual exercisers and competitive athletes. Her more renowned clients have included members of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and many collegiate, elite, and Olympic athletes from a variety of sports. She is also an advisory board member of Mizuno, Medical Wellness Association, and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
Clark is the nutrition columnist for New England Runner, Adventure Cycling, and American Fitness and is a frequent contributor to sports and fitness publications such as Shape and Runner’s World. Clark also writes a monthly nutrition column called “The Athlete’s Kitchen,” which appears regularly in over 100 sports publications and Web sites. In addition to the best-selling Nancy’s Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 4E, she has authored Nancy Clark’s Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions and The Cyclist’s Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance.
For information about Clark’s upcoming workshops in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Phoenix, please visit www.sportsnutritionworkshop.com.
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