International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part V
Nutrition for exercise and sport performance
AUTHOR(S): Rajveer Singh
Great developments in the scientific perceptive of the role of nutrition in health and physical performance has been evidenced over a period of two decades. Enough evidence based physiological and epidemiological studies showing that there exists an increased risk of developing disorders such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and some cancers as a result of certain dietary behavior which has led to dietary recommendations that are intended to reduce the incidence of these disorders in the community. In relation to sports performance, the science of nutrition has grew from empirical studies investigating the effects of dietary manipulations, such as restriction and supplementation, to the direct investigation of the physiological basis of the specific nutritional demands of hard physical exercise. As a result of athletic exercise, the athlete experiences stress that stimulate specific biochemical parameters. Training is the predominant demand in the athletic lifestyle. An optimal sports diet is necessary which helps them to provide a better performance. Appropriate nutritional foods are required for athletes to meet their individual energy requirements in competition, training and recovery. If these nutritional needs are not met, there is an increased risk of poor performance and health issues.
Pages: 1229-1231 | 206 Views 4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajveer Singh. Nutrition for exercise and sport performance. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1229-1231.