Nutrition for Special Groups 3(3+0)

Lesson 29: Sports Nutrition


Most people, occupying this world, dream of being sports superstars. However only those with extreme discipline, hard work and talent get to experience that. Talent is not the only secret of being a sports icon, it is also the way they get their nutriition. In order for athletes to perform well, their training and diet must be optimal. If athletes do not train enough or have an adequate diet, their performance may be decreased. On the other hand if athletes train too much without a sufficient diet, they may be susceptible to becoming over trained.

Sports nutrition is different from normal nutrition because with sports nutrition, the athletes require more nutrients to keep their energy up during their various activities. Athletes perform strenuous activities, that is why more nutrients are needed to keep them running.

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