Whether your goals include a 5k or marathon, city league softball, or simply battling the lawn this summer, finding the right balance between nutrition and activity can be challenging. Thankfully, help is available.
Sports nutrition expert and dietician Heather Nakamura will speak at 10:15 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Health Education Center, Room 302, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. Cost is $5 at the door. The lecture is open to everyone.
Nakamura will discuss the primary nutritional factors that affect performance, strategies for optimal nutrition and fueling for endurance activities, the science behind eating for recovery, and the efficacy of common nutrition supplements.
“This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the leaders in diet and sports nutrition,” said Lisa Murray, health and wellness instructor at Pierce College. “You don’t need to be an elite athlete to benefit from solid nutrition and wellness information. These are guidelines everyone can use, no matter their sport or activity level.”
Nakamura is the owner of Target Good Health in Bellevue, a sports nutrition and preventative health practice. She works with clients to develop targeted lifestyle programs that address nutrition, exercise, and lifelong wellness. She is a registered dietician with master’s degrees in nutrition and exercise physiology.
Her lecture May 7 is the keynote presentation of the Washington State Community College Physical Education Association annual meeting and presented by the Pierce College Health Sciences Department and the Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician program.
For more information, contact Murray at (253) 964-6482.