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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport and weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside nutrition in controlling body weight will be discussed, as will considerations for pre-exercise and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise the importance of physical activity in weight management
  • compare and contrast physical activity and dieting as methods of weight loss
  • understand the importance of pre and post exercise nutrition and hydration
  • describe the ‘female athlete triad'.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 6 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 9th March 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sport and Fitness
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Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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In this free course, Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control, we will examine the links between physical activity and weight management as well as considering the importance of adequate pre-and post-exercise nutrition and hydration.

In examining the role of physical activity in weight management, we will compare physical activity and dieting as weight loss methods and discuss the relative benefits of physical activity, such as an improved blood lipid profile and increased lean tissue.

What we eat before and after exercise can have a significant effect on sport and exercise performance, therefore the course will also consider pre and post exercise nutrition and hydration for optimal performance.

Finally, the course will consider disordered eating and what is known as the ‘female athlete triad'.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course E112 Introduction to sport, fitness and management [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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