The goal of this course is to identify how carbohydrate is stored, made available and used, leading to recommendations for dietary carbohydrate consumption by exercisers and especially by athletes seeking optimum performance. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to —
- Explain the importance of carbohydrate as fuel during moderate and high-intensity exercise
- Describe the recommended carbohydrate intake based on training intensity and duration
- Discuss the limitation of using the glycemic index/load to provide guidelines for food intake around an exercise session.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, fitness professionals, and massage therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Gannett Education, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084.