The National Council on Strength and Fitness offers its certified professionals the opportunity to gain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with our easy Online CEU Program. The NCSF Online CEU Program allows fitness professionals to choose CEUs from a variety of categories.
CEU Quiz Categories
- Training & Programming (70)
- Nutrition & Weight Management (70)
- Ethics and Professional Practice (22)
- Injury Prevention & Management (10)
- Business of Personal Training (14)
- Special Populations (18)
Nutrition & Weight Management
The data collected was analyzed for the prevalence of smoking, alcohol use, physical inactivity, and obesity as they relate to usual sleep duration. Furthermore, the data was stratified by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. The goal of the study was “to identify variations in prevalence of these health risk behaviors by usual sleep duration and to identify subgroups for which these associations may be particularly noteworthy.” Although determinations of causality cannot be inferred from correlation studies, conclusions can be drawn about the possible clustering of behaviors that result in negative health outcomes.
Professionals should recognize that the three energy yielding nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) have varying roles and functions in the diet. For instance, proteins serve over 50,000 different functions in the body and interestingly energy metabolism is not a primary role. Carbohydrates function to maintain the central nervous system and fuel work, while fats serve to spare glucose and fuel low level efforts and resting activities. Due to the role carbohydrates, fats, and proteins serve in exercise and recovery, gaining a thoughtful understanding of each will promote the desired outcomes of the training.