ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

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  1. Which of the following information have you collected from your client for this meeting? Please check all that apply:

 – Health history questionnaire

 – Anthropometrics and body composition

 – Postural assessment and movement screen

 – Food intake record

 – Physical activity record

 – Other (please specify)

  • Taking into account the client’s health information, have you discovered any particular health issues that might impact their dietary intake?

(This could include conditions like high blood pressure or other factors indicated in the health history questionnaire, baseline physical measurements, or fitness assessments.) ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

Based on the client’s health information, the individual has prehypertension and is currently taking Vyvanse for ADHD. Additionally, it is recommended for them to incorporate vitamin supplements into their routine. Furthermore, the client is classified as overweight and is at an elevated risk for disease, as stated by Clark et al. in 2013.

  • Which method was utilized to collect information regarding the client’s food intake?

The Gatorade Sport Science Institute was employed as the method to collect food intake information.

  • Provide a detailed analysis of how your client’s dietary intake compares to the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) standards. Include specific information regarding the various components of the analysis, such as energy intake, macronutrient distribution, micronutrient adequacy, and any notable deviations or deficiencies. 

a. Energy intake and needs:

To determine the client’s estimated energy needs, the Harris-Benedict equation was used. Based on the calculations, the client has a basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 1623.4 calories per day. Therefore, her recommended daily energy intake is 2286 calories.

b. Macronutrient intake distribution range:

The recommended macronutrient intake distribution range is expressed as a percentage of total calories. Further analysis is needed to assess the client’s specific macronutrient intake and compare it to the recommended distribution range. ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

c. Micronutrient intake and needs:

Based on the client’s BMR calculation of 1623.4, her estimated daily calorie intake should be 2286 calories. Additionally, her recommended daily macronutrient intake includes 139g of proteins, 305g of carbs, and 65g of fat. However, it has been identified that the client is not meeting the recommended daily intake of micronutrients according to the Gatorade Sport Science Institute. Further assessment is required to determine the specific micronutrients that are not being adequately consumed. 

  • Based on the findings in Question 4, potential health risks and their possible impact on performance have been identified. These risks need to be prioritized based on their significance. Please provide the list of identified health risks so that they can be prioritized accordingly.

Based on the findings, the following health risks have been identified, which may have an impact on performance. These risks need to be prioritized based on their importance, from most significant to least:

1. Dementia (later in life)

2. Inability to fight infections

3. Fatigue

  • Which method was employed to collect information regarding exercise or physical activity?

The Gatorade Sport Science Institute was utilized to collect information on exercise or physical activity. ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

  • Discuss how your client’s physical activity aligns with the recommendations provided by the “Physical Activity Guidelines” published by the US government. For more detailed information, refer to Chapter 8, Table 8.6 in your NASM textbook or visit the official website for the guidelines.

Based on my client’s exercise routine, they engage in physical activity approximately five times a week and actively participate in water polo. The “Physical Activity Guidelines” recommend individuals to engage in vigorous activity at least three times a week or moderate-intensity activity five times a week. My client’s exercise regimen consists of a combination of moderate and vigorous intensity activities, indicating that they meet the physical activity guidelines. ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

  • Assessing your client’s readiness to make a healthy lifestyle behavior change is crucial. To determine their readiness, a valid and reliable tool can be utilized. For example, the “Readiness to Change” questionnaire can be administered to measure their motivation and willingness to adopt healthier habits. This assessment tool provides insights into the client’s current mindset and their level of commitment to making lifestyle changes. By using such a tool, you can accurately evaluate your client’s readiness for behavior change and tailor your interventions accordingly. 

Based on the client’s current readiness level, she is in the preparation phase for making a healthy lifestyle change. This phase indicates that she has the intention to modify her habits within the next month. The client’s motivation to make this change stems from her already limited consumption of unhealthy foods and her desire to achieve a slimmer and fitter physique for the upcoming water polo season. These factors contribute to her readiness to embrace a healthier lifestyle. ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity

  • Please provide a minimum of two long-term goals and two short-term goals for your client.

Short-term goals:

1. Increase daily water intake to 80 oz.

2. Spend time outdoors every day.

Long-term goals:

1. Achieve a slimmer and more fit physique for the upcoming water polo season.

2. Improve overall performance in water polo through consistent training and conditioning.ATP 256 Client Consultation Activity


Clark, M.A., Lucett, S.C., & Sutton, B.G., (2013). NASM essentials of personal fitness

Gatorade Sport Science Institute