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Brad Atkinson

Motion Specialist // Certified Personal Trainer // SFGII // SFL //Nutrition Coach // TPI // EW Motion Therapy Homewood

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

Proper nutrition is a struggle for many people. Whether it is caused by a lack of access to healthy food, or misinformation, or economic hardship, sometimes eating junk food is an easier way out. However, the damage it can do to your body can sometimes be difficult to undo if you let bad habits go on for too long. There is hope, and there are ways to change your habits without breaking the bank. But if you have tried a diet on your own and failed to maintain positive results, you may wonder whether you should seek professional help. 

Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
May 11th, 2022

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you probably have many questions. Will you ever be able to eat your favorite foods again? What caused my diagnosis in the first place? How can I help regulate my symptoms? 

Sports Performance | Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 20th, 2022

Think about what you would do if you wanted to run a marathon. Do you wake up on the first morning of training and expect to run the full distance without any hiccups? If you’re like most people, probably not. Training for a marathon can take weeks, even months, and most people do it by changing their running, eating, and sleep habits slowly over time, so they maintain consistency and see the results they want on race day. But how does it work when you apply this concept to nutrition? Can small changes really culminate in a changed lifestyle? 

Sports Performance | Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 20th, 2022

When you want to begin a new program, you always have to think about the cost. You have to consider how much you are willing to pay and whether your estimate aligns with the service you expect. This is especially true if you are seeking further advice for your nutrition. If you have tried a free program or diet and failed, it could be worth it for you to pay for an expert’s advice. But what is a reasonable cost? And how do you know you will get a good product for your money? 

Sports Performance | Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 13th, 2022

It can be beneficial in life to get personalized things. If you are new to personal fitness, receiving a plan from a personal trainer can help kickstart your fitness journey. Similarly, receiving personalized nutrition advice from a nutrition expert can help you achieve your health goals. But with so many titles, it can be confusing to find the right professional for you. Which one should you see? 

Sports Performance | Nutrition

By: Brad Atkinson
April 6th, 2022

When you want some professional help making healthier food choices, it can be challenging to narrow down your options. Many communities have a plethora of options for nutrition advice, and Birmingham is no exception. Here in the Magic City, we could call ourselves a healthcare hub, because we have multiple major hospitals and are generally health-focused. With so many choices, how do you decide which nutrition specialist to visit to develop your customized plan?