Nutrition for Sports
With so many of us working in sedentary jobs, including exercise in our leisure time has become particularly important – for fun, for health, and for fitness. But we need to ensure we are fuelling our bodies in the right way to enable us to train and perform at an optimal level, whatever sport or gym activity we’re doing. This presentation examines the three main systems of energy production that we use during exercise, and how our bodies rely on different components of our diet for fuel for those systems. We also discuss the cofactors or added ingredients, we need to make those systems work effectively, and what we need to include in our diet to ensure we are taking enough of the right vitamins and minerals. Finally we discuss the impact of how and when we eat on physical performance.