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

Daniel J. Peart*, Marc A. Briggs, Matthew P. Shaw

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number30
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date22 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Feb 2022

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