Eating for Sport

Eating for Sport

by ShellyMeltzer (Author), Cecily Fuller (Author)


Whether you're training for a marathon, preparing for some serious trekking or simply playing football, good nutrition is not just important; it can give you the edge to boost stamina and increase endurance. By eating right - and this includes taking sufficient quantities of fluids - you'll be sure to put in a winning performance. This book will look at the building blocks of good nutrition and how eating right supplies the body with the right amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. But it's not enough just to eat a balanced diet - different sports have different requirements, such as boosting power or increasing energy. An athlete looking to build strength will need to eat differently from one looking to build endurance. Eating for Sport will look at these different needs, as well as the special needs of women and vegetarians. Fluid intake is critical for success on the sporting field, and the book will look at the importance of hydration as well as the pros and cons of juices, energy drinks and smoothies.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Published: 01 Jul 2005

ISBN 10: 1843308592
ISBN 13: 9781843308591

Author Bio
Shelly Meltzer is a registered dietitian who qualified at the University of Cape Town with a BSc Dip Ther Diet in 1986 and an MSc (Med) Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997. She heads the dietetic practice at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, where she has worked with many development and elite athletes, including national cricket, soccer and rugby teams and Olympic competitors. She has written a regular nutrition column, contributed to various books and other publications on sports nutrition and presented papers on sports nutrition and dietary assessment at international conferences. Cecily Fuller is a registered dietitian with more than 15 years' experience in different fields of nutrition and dietetics, including clinical and community nutrition, research as well as consulting to various food and other health-related industries. She has also edited and contributed to several books. Cecily has a BSc (Med)(Hons) in Sports Science from the University of Cape Town and is an associate in the dietetic practice at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.