Nutrition is an important aspect of an athlete’s training program. Although exercise and athletic training is considered to increase nutrient needs in some athletes, a ‘balanced diet’ with adequate calories could potentially provide
the necessary nutrients required.
It is likely, however, that for various reasons, not all athletes are able to consume a diet that meets their nutritional needs and thus resort to nutritional
supplements with the intention of preventing deficiencies and even enhancing performance.
Is this ethical? Is this safe? Should all nutrients not always come from food?
Impact are not for one moment suggesting athletes should consume powders over foods however it isn’t only the type of nutrient consumed that is important to consider, it is also the timing.
For example..Who has a chicken breast with quinoa, kale, spinach and broccoli in their kit bag for after training? This is an ideal and optimal time to replenish the body after strenuous activity and where a Recovery Shake would be used effectively.
Young athletes are under great pressure to attain increasingly higher levels in sport, thus they may be encouraged to seek alternative means to be able play at elite levels or to be noticed by coaches and scouts.
The high economic value and social status of a professional sports career may lure young athletes to engage in supplement use as a means for developing the competitive edge to ‘reach the big time. With this in mind education on the use of correct nutrients and supplementation is a primary focus of our work.
We offer dietary analysis looking at what is consumed and when in correlation to what exercise is performed and when.
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