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Nutrition and Physical Activity

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Overview

Food gives you energy for physical activity. To have energy, you need to get the right amount of:

Eating a diet that is balanced, varied, and moderate can give you all the nutrients your body needs.

People who are very active may have special nutritional needs. They usually don't need more protein. But they do need more carbohydrate (grains, vegetables, fruits) than the amount recommended for the average person.


Credits for Nutrition and Physical Activity

Current as of: January 26, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Heather Chambliss PhD - Exercise Science


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