TEAM ZIP runners please note:
Nutrition for the Athlete
by J. Anderson, L. Young and S. Prior1
Athletes achieve peak performance by training and eating a variety of foods.
Athletes gain most from the amount of carbohydrates stored in the body.
Fat also provides body fuel; use of fat as fuel depends on the duration of the exercise and the condition of the athlete.
Exercise may increase the athlete's need for protein.
Water is a critical nutrient for athletes. Dehydration can cause muscle cramping and fatigue.
Becoming an elite athlete requires good genes, good training and conditioning and a sensible diet. Optimal nutrition is essential for peak performance. Nutritional misinformation can do as much harm to the ambitious athlete as good nutrition can help.
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