For the complete wellbeing we need a healthy diet which goes hand in hand with an active lifestyle. Proper exercise prescription may result in improved body composition, physical performance, heart condition and health outcomes.
A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client’s improvements in physical fitness. They may also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines.The decision to hire a trainer may be related to a perceived ability to facilitate these factors through proper prescription and instruction or factors related to motivation and adherence.
A trainer pays close attention to their client’s exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan.
I am an experienced Dietitian, having qualified in 2008 from Bath Spa University with a Honours BSc degree in Diet and Health. I am in a possession of a Masters degree in Dietetics and a certificate in Paediatric Nutrition from the University of Nottingham. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and I am a member of the British Dietetic Association, including paediatric and allergy specialist groups. I strive for the delivery of excellent patient care through education, and the empowerment of patients, their families and carers.
I have 10 years’ experience in dietary and nutritional counseling working in both private and public health sectors covering many different areas of nutrition and dietetics. I have also worked on a voluntary basis with Sirona Healthcare and Off the Records Centre helping parents, children and whole families to improve their nutrition and lifestyle. I found this work extremely rewarding and inspirational. It is important to me as an individual to be able to care for others.
My particular interest lays in Paediatrics and Gastroenterology Dietetics. My paediatric dietetic services include allergy(e.g. cow’s milk protein allergy), intolerance (e.g. lactose intolerance), feeding problems, faltering growth, gastrointestinal problems, fussy eating, weight management and general nutrition for children. I work with pregnant and lactating women helping them to feed their babies a healthy diet from the very earliest. I enjoy working with families and children providing practical, evidence based advice on a healthy diet, cooking for health, labelling and making the right choices. Taking a relaxed and empathetic approach, I engage with the families, sometimes guiding small changes yielding significant results.
I am very interested in helping patients with gastrointestinal problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome by using the low FODMAP diet, and food hypersensitivities by using elimination diets. I also work with people to improve their gut health, weight management, diabetes, mental wellbeing and performance. I lecture on nutrition, based on the most recent evidenced based information.
I acknowledge that people are individuals and that dietetic interventions and support need to be tailored to suit the person and their own situation. Therefore, I completed a three-day Psychology of Eating course which gave me a good foundation in understanding people’s choices and appropriate behaviour change.
BSc IN NUTRITION WITH HONOURS
MSc IN DIETETICS
Association for Nutrition
Health and Care Professions Council
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