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General food and nutrition

Although nutrition may seem easy to manage, a lot of Australians struggle to meet our dietary recommendations. Approximately 51.3% of Australians aged 18 and over meet the guidelines for the consumption of daily serves of fruit, and only 7.5% meet this recommendation for vegetables (data taken from 2017-18 National Health Survey). This may be due to a lack of time to plan, prepare and consume nutritious and tasteful food. At Enhance physiotherapy, our nutritionists can help discuss and develop solutions tailored to you to ensure you are consuming the appropriate foods to reach your nutritional guidelines. A qualified Nutritionist can assist you with:

  • Weight loss

Losing weight can be daunting, and sometimes hard to maintain. Effective and long term weight loss should begin in a healthy and controlled way, with realistic goals that are personalised to you and your circumstances. Our Nutritionists encourage sustainable weight loss over a reasonable time period and can coach you every step of the way to achieve your goals.

  • Sporting performance

In order to achieve your best sporting performance, maintaining quality nutrition is essential. Everything from what you are eating and drinking pre and post exercise, can have an effect in your performance. Understanding your protein, carbohydrate and fat intake can help optimise recovery and ensure you are playing, training or competing at your best.

  • Energy levels

Many foods can make us feel fatigued and run down. Everyone’s digestive system differs so some may respond to certain foods differently to others. Knowing and understanding what foods choose to optimise your energy levels and boost your immunity can play a huge part in your daily life.

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  • Food products and labelling

Food products and their labels may be confusing, however being able to decipher them enables you to make an educated choice about your nutrition. If you’re having trouble understanding food labels and you want help to read and understand the information on them, our Nutritionists have the resources to help you become familiar with food labels so that you can make smart food choices when shopping.

  • Nutrition in any age or life stage

Nutrition is important through all the stages of your life, however there are particular times where nutritional health becomes extremely important. For example, during childhood and adolescence, nutritional needs are elevated due to increasing growth rates, and nutrition deficiencies can potentially lead to a variety of issues. Similarly, nutritional requirements increase during pregnancy and personal eating habits may need to be modified to cater for the higher nutritional demands the body may require (example; protein, iron, iodine and folate). Meeting these nutritional requirements at this stage of your life is extremely important for the optimal growth and health of your child. At Enhance Physiotherapy we can help educate and inform you on all the nutritional needs depending on your age and life stage.

Here at Enhance Physiotherapy we are committed to providing you, your family and friends with the highest quality, evidence-based nutrition care. Whether you have short term or long term goals, we want to provide you with the necessary help required to reach your targets in a safe and realistic way.

Book your Enhance experience today by calling our friendly reception staff, who will help you find an appointment that suits you.