Sports nutrition is not restricted to the competition environment. Ensuring that an athlete consumes the right food and fluid before, during and after training will also help maximise their energy levels, provide them with the fuel that they require, and provide the essential nutrients for growth, development and performance on a day to day basis.
Sports nutrition is the principle of tailoring specific food and fluid requirements to an athlete in order to maximise physical performance.
It is not just the elite athlete who benefits from sports nutrition. The junior, age group and recreational athlete can improve their overall health and performance by adjusting both what they consume, and when they consume it.
Sports nutrition is a rapidly developing field with plenty of research produced every year.
While recommended guidelines are available, every athlete is an individual and these guidelines may need to be adjusted.
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