Importance of good health and nutrition for athletes
Just like a car uses fuel to move, the human body also needs the right type of food and amount to build and grow.
Nutrition is key for athletes and means the difference between a win and a loss, the ability to endure and push as hard as possible, resistance to diseases and ability to heal from injuries.
Athletes’ bodies are put through extreme physical demands every day, during practice, workouts, and games.
Diet makes a huge difference in performance. What players choose to fuel their bodies matters-for their playing, their health, and their future in sports.
In addition to eating healthy food, they need to have the knowledge and investment in taking care of themselves to stay at the top of their game.
Athletes need more calories than the average person – anywhere from between 2000-5000 per day.
Athletes can improve their performance with better nutrition, and education about body, and how to keep it in top shape.
For an athlete, good nutrition and eating habits means extended time in the sporting venture and avoiding long term health problems.