sport & exercise nutrition
IMROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY
What is sports and exercise nutrition?
This programme provides an opportunity to gain understanding of the nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise, of the interactions between diet, exercise and health, and of how nutrition influences sports performance.
Eating well for physical activity and sport can have many benefits including:
Allowing you to perform well in your chosen sport or activity;
Reducing the risk of injury and illness;
Ensuring the best recovery after exercise or a training programme.
A healthy diet for sport and exercise should contain plenty of starchy foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables, some protein foods and some dairy foods. It is also important to stay hydrated.
In this section, we will cover: