Importance of sports nutrition
The impact of nutrition in sport is often underestimated, but ultimately it creates the foundation for the athletes’ ability to make energy as well as recover and adapt from training. Our cells rely upon vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates in order to function correctly, thus our nutrition is crucial to how well these cells function. By supplying the body with adequate levels of these nutrients, we ensure that the cells and thus our tissues and organs function at their best
Sports Nutrition is an essential factor in the life of any athlete! The quality, quantity and timing of dietary intake create an important and fundamental base for sports performance at every level, from amateurs to professionals. Proper nutrition is accountable for 80% of training results whereas the exercise itself participates by 20% only. Sports Nutrition does not only take into consideration the type and amount of fluid and food consumption; yet it also emphasizes on the consumption of adequate and daily supply of nutrients such as: vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances that include carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
At Body and Beyond the initial consultation will begin with an individualized, comprehensive nutritional assessment including anthropometric measurements, biochemistry, clinical symptoms, a diet history and a weekly training log. Best practice recommendations will be used to help create customized food and hydration objectives to optimize training adaptations. The main aims of which are to ensure:
- Adequate energy for training and during competition
- Nutrients required for tissue repair, growth and recovery
- Fluids for hydration
- Nutrients required for normal body functions, health and well-being.
- Avoidance of the overtraining syndrome and chronic fatigue
Athletes should follow rigorous nutritional strategies during, before and after exercise, to maintain and enhance their health, physical performance and mobility, boost their fitness and training aptitude, attain a well hydrated body, delay fatigue and expedite recovery from exercise and training.
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