Sports Nutrition applies the science of nutrition in the sporting situation to enhance performance and support health and growth.
Nutrition incorporates food science, physiology and biochemistry in an understanding of how food is utilized in the human body. Sports nutrition, while based on fundamental nutritional principles, also considers the physiological effects of training and competition and consequently the additional nutritional requirements of athletes at all levels of sports and activity. To promote peak performance timing and use of specific foods before, during and after training or competition are included in the athlete’s nutritional plan.
University qualified Sports Dietitians or Nutritionists provide sports nutrition plans and advice for athletes with the aim of:
Biographies of our clinical staff will be live soon.
- Maximising energy levels for exercise
- Maintenance and promotion of health
- Eating to optimise growth and development
- Maintaining appropriate body composition (muscle and fat levels)
- Best fluid choices for exercise
- Timing of food intake to maximise energy and enhance performance
- Eating before competition
- Recovery after training and competition
- Eating when travelling and hotel/restaurant meals
- Appropriate use of ergogenic aids and dietary supplements
- Managing nutrition related medical conditions such as diabetes, iron deficiency and gut disorders