Sports Dietitians have a vast array of knowledge in the intersection of nutrition with sport, exercise, movement and performance. They have an in depth understanding of the nutrition and nourishment needs of individuals. Sports Dietitians also understand how complex and important movement can be in someone’s life, and what’s required in order to keep that moment healthy and sustainable.
Exercise or sport should never be a punishment or a chore, but can instead be a celebration of what your body can do. Sports nutrition is so much more than just elite athletes carb loading before a marathon. It’s also about nourishing the body to recover from a basketball game, it’s building strength to dance with your friends, and it’s optimising the body’s physiological function while improving our relationship with movement.
Specialised knowledge in sport and exercise can be helpful for those seeking dietetic therapy in the following areas:
Balancing eating disorder recovery with exercise
Nourishing the body whilst introducing safe exercise
Ongoing injuries (particularly bone and stress injuries)
Managing body image pressure in sport
improving the balance of exercise and nutrition
Georgie Buckley is a Sports Dietitian at Mind Body Well who is currently undertaking a PhD exploring current and former athletes’ relationship with food and their body. She has a particular interest in how movement and nutrition can coexist in supported recovery from disordered eating, eating disorders, amenorrhea and body image.
This article was written by Georgie Buckley, Sports Dietitian at Mind Body Well.