Mobile applications for the sport and exercise nutritionist: a narrative review

Peart, Daniel, Briggs, Marc and Shaw, Matthew P. (2022) Mobile applications for the sport and exercise nutritionist: a narrative review. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 14 (1). p. 30. ISSN 2052-1847

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Mobile technology is widespread in modern society, and the applications (apps) that they run can serve various purposes. Features such as portability, ease of communication, storage, and relative low cost may make such technology attractive to practitioners in several fields. This review provides a critical narrative on the existing literature for apps relevant to the field of sport and exercise nutrition. Three main areas are discussed: (1) dietary analysis of athletes, (2) nutrition education for athletes, (3) estimating body composition. The key purpose of the review was to identify what literature is available, in what areas apps may have a benefit over traditional methods, and considerations that practitioners should make before they implement apps into their practice or recommend their use to coaches and athletes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diet analysis, Body composition, Education, Apps, Smartphone
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
J900 Others in Technology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 14:47
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2022 15:00

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