Somethings in life just seem to go together. Take for instance bread and butter, cake and ice cream, soup and salad, and dinner and a movie. The same holds true for exercise and nutrition; they go hand-in-hand. With the use of this year’s National Nutrition Month logo, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, does a great job reminding us that “Getting Your Plate In Shape” also means balancing food with physical activity.
Today I want to use this post to introduce you to a new feature I am planning on my blog: Physical Fitness Tips and Exercise Suggestions. While most of my posts are about food and nutrition, starting next month, I want to occasionally mix it up. My friend and co-worker, Austin Howlett , has agreed to help me with the physical side of things. Austin holds a degree in exercise science from UCNW, he is a certified strength and conditioning coach, and he is the director of Cape Fear Sports Enhancement. Austin personalizes individual and group sports conditioning programs and tailors them to age, gender, body type, sport and competition level. His goal is the overall health of the athlete and improved performance.
Anyone who has trained with Austin will attest to his knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to making you the best athlete go can be. Oh, did I mention he is also a really nice guy?
My first post on exercise/physical fitness will be on core strength and will debut the week of April 23. I planned this so I could enjoy the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness (SCAN) conference in Baltimore, on April 20-22. This way I won’t have to burn the midnight oil to post by Monday! Registered Dietitians are never finished learning; we must earn 75 continuing education credits every 5 years. When I return I will be sure to share with you what’s current in the field of sports nutrition!
I hope you are as excited as I am about my new feature. What exercises or insights would help you achieve your goals? As always, I love to hear from you and promise to reply!
Diane Boyd, M.B.A., R.D., L.D.N.