SportMed Nutrition

It seems like everyone needs a degree in nutrition to navigate the nutritional marketing gauntlet of some grocery aisles grocery stores. Knowing what SuperMarket choices to make at the grocery store is essential to nutrition success. Unfortunately food marketing can keep many of us confused about what is healthy and what we actually need. For example many people think that they need a yogurt with extra prebiotics, additional probiotoics, and green tea extract or a juice with added antioxidants and omega fats - yet do not know enough about a well balanced varied diet to make the best decisions...
From a Sun Run feature article in today's Vancouver Sun. Among the biggest nutrition mistakes made by new runners is the post-run pig-out. It's easy to justify that second piece of lasagna or that jumbo combo meal when you've laced up your runners, pulled on the track pants and gone for a run, shuffle or walk. But beware of the tendency to confuse feelings of accomplishment with those of great energy expenditure. Because while getting out for a training session is certainly something to be proud of, you may not be burning as many calories as you think. Dana Lis , a sport dietitian at...
Celery and cigarettes? Where has Ski Jumping Canada’s chairman been for the past few years?? An article in today's Province newspaper titled "Canadian Ski Jump Officials Say Team Too Fat" raises some eyebrows as the 2010 Winter Games are so quickly approaching. Fortunately for the athletes, smoking is not being “openly” encouraged by the national association as a weight loss method like celery is but why are program administrators only now sending their athletes to see the dietitians at the Canadian Sport Centre – Calgary? says Lynda Cannell , SportMedBC’s President and CEO. Sound sports...
As detailed in a recent article in the Globe and Mail, the move towards healthier food choices, which has already appeared in many schools across BC and Canada, has now it is has spread to community ice rinks in Montreal. We asked SportMed Nutrition managing dietitian Jennifer Gibson for her comments on the need for sport venues locally in BC to get healthier food choices for their patrons. Canadians have experienced this ironic situation at their local sport venue. In venues which promote exercise, sport and getting active, the food choices seem to promote artery clogging, cavities and...