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TrekFit is a first class program that prioritizes its goal at providing a solid health foundation to promote quality of life. This website describes the many services we offer in building or maintaining a healthy lifestyle through TrekFit™. This company is owned and operated by a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who has extensive experience in primary care settings, various specialty care settings, and health program management.

Our service stresses the critical role of nutrition and physical activities in the prevention of chronic diseases. We aim at promoting quality of life rather than providing you with a "quick fix" to whatever health problem that you may have. We do this by providing you with the basic foundation in building a healthy lifestyle. By understanding the calories and basic nutrients in the foods you eat can help plan a better way to control overweight/obesity and preventing or managing the adverse effects of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, kidney, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

The Nutrition Corner section provides information or guidelines that serve as starting points in building your healthy lifestyle. We believe that the more information you can learn about food and nutrition, the more flexibility you can make in achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Our TrekFit™ Program provides you with the choice of personal service from a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with years of experience in nutrition and dietetics, and is a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Georgia. This program includes sessions that help you understand the likely impact of individuals foods, the healthful benefits of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and the likely impact of high fat and high calorie intake on blood sugar levels, blood pressure control and weight control. Our approach emphasizes positive outcomes that help you achieve optimum quality of life.

Being healthy is not all about losing weight, but maintaining your equilibrium. If you a struggling to lose weight and have gone through circles of diet, then you need the nutrition expert to help you achieve a lifelong healthy outcomes. If you have a challenging health condition that requires the expertise of a clinician, then you need the nutrition expert to help you achieve optimum nutrition. If you want to combat the health challenges of aging, that requires guidance in maintaining vitality, then consulting a nutrition expert is right choice. Finally, if you are an avid athlete or a physically active person, the nutrition expert can provide you with science-based avice from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Trekking - means "be on the trail, or be on the move or walking." Walking is a form of aerobic exercise that can be easily integrated into your daily routine. Walking can significantly help build your cardiovascular fitness.

Cardiovascular or Aerobic Exercise is the most important type of physical activity which involves movement of the large muscles in the arms, legs and hips. This type of exercise stimulates the heart rate to beat faster which increases the flow of oxygenated blood to deliver oxygen to the working muscles and back to the lungs. The breathing rate also gets deeper and faster which maximizes the amount of oxygen in the blood and thus, improve the body's consumption of oxygen. This means that it allows your body to supply fuel (energy) during a sustained activity.

In cardiovascular exercise, the small blood vessels called capillaries expand to allow more oxygen into the muscles and carry away waste materials, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid. By this time, the body releases natural painkillers called endorphins which promotes vitality.

Running and walking are both excellent aerobic activities which promote weight loss, improve blood pressure control and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of chronic diseases. But, walking is the most easy type of physical activity which can be manageable by many people of different levels of physical health. Walking is also an enjoyable activity which can be a social event in the form of easy stroll around the park with a friend of family. For those avid hikers, you can take walking up to the next level which involves an ardous trek on the mountain trails, and can be done all year long.

For beginners, walking can be an easy workout starter, especially for those with health or weight problems. A 5-minute walk daily can be a good start, which you can build up according to your tolerance and endurance and make it a part of your daily living. Walking benefits many people, especially those who are overweight or obese because it is a low impact exercise and it is less likely damaging to the joints in the lower extremities. It is important however, that if you have certain medical conditions that you must consult your doctor before engaging in any form of physical activity. Adults need at least 2 1/2 hours a week of physical activity. CDC Vital Signs

Top 10 Reasons Why Consult A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Nutrition In Chronic Disease

  • You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure. An (RDN)serves as an integral part of your health-care team by helping you safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition.

Nutrition For Bariatric Surgery

  • You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery. Since your stomach can only manage small servings, it's a challenge to get the right amount of nutrients in your body. An RDNwill work with you and your physician to develop an eating plan for your new needs.

Nutrition For Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • You have digestive problems. A registered dietitian nutritionist will work with your physician to help fine-tune your diet so you are not aggravating your condition with fried foods, too much caffeine or carbonation.

Nutrition In Pregnancy

  • You're pregnant or trying to get pregnant. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help make sure you get nutrients such as folate, especially during the first three months of pregnancy, lowering your newborn's risk for neural tube or spinal cord defects.

Nutrition For Mother & Baby

  • You need guidance and confidence for breast-feeding your baby. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help make sure you're getting enough Iron, Vitamin D, Fluoride and B Vitamins for you and your little one.

Nutrition In Teenage Years

  • Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully. A registered dietitian nutritionist can assist with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and overweight issues.

Nutrition For Overweight & Obese

  • You need to gain or lose weight. A registered dietitian nutritionist can suggest additional calorie sources for healthy weight gain or a restricted-calorie eating plan, plus regular physical activity for weight loss, while still eating all your favorite foods.

Nutrition In Aging Years

  • You're caring for an aging parent. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help with food or drug interactions, proper hydration, special diets for hypertension and changing taste buds as you age.

Nutrition In The WorkForce

  • You want to eat smarter. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you sort through misinformation. Learn how to read labels at the supermarket, discover how healthy cooking is inexpensive, learn how to eat out without ruining your eating plan and how to resist workplace temptations.

Nutrition For Active People

  • You want to improve your performance in sports. A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you set goals to achieve results - whether you're running a marathon, skiing or jogging with your dog.