Sports nutrition plays a key role in enhancing the benefits of all exercise from walking to gym use, team sports, endurance activities, and many more. Our body requires energy and fuel just to carry out daily tasks and sometimes we forget that when we exercise we may need to adjust the energy or fuel intake, as well as hydration. Our practitioners are qualified to help with marrying up your fuel ‘income and expenditure’ so that you can optimise your activities and ensure you have the right energy levels to match.
There are three main macronutrients we need to perform daily tasks, being proteins, carbohydrates and fats. When exercising we need to consume the right proportions to avoid compromising our performance; whether it’s our first 5k, a long cycle ride, or a rugby match. We can also improve or enhance our performance with the use of ergogenic aids. This might be using energy gels on a run or before a game or maybe a post-game ‘smoothie’.
Making informed decisions with your nutrition and hydration can result in weight control, improved performance, injury prevention and quicker recovery. For help in forming the right dietary intake to match your individual needs and reach your goals, our practitioners will help you plan and achieve your targets.
If you require a more in-depth consultation covering your individual health, each body system and it’s functioning, linked to current nutritional intake please go to Nutritional Therapy