According to the world health organisation, nutrition is defined as: “Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.” Sports Nutrition focuses its studies on the type, as well as the quantity of fluids and food taken by an athlete. In addition, it deals with the consumption of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances that include carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Nutrition is a major contributor to an athlete’s overall sports performance. The main role of sports nutrition is to “support” the training program. So, eating for performance will change as the training regimen changes. Sports nutrition is more than carbohydrates to fuel activity and protein for mending muscles.
Physiotherapists without the necessary nutrition-related education are not allowed to give dietary advice, but play a vital role in the screening and referring of patients that are in need of dietary advice or who can benefit from it. So our team at Back In Motion provides necessary advices to many conditions which are managed directly by diet and nutrition.
Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy to the body. The purpose of macronutrients is to promote healthy cellular growth, metabolism, and to maintain normal bodily functions. The macronutrients, as suggested by the name “macro,” are needed in the body in large amounts to provide the full and proper effect
Micronutrients are chemical elements comprised of thirteen organic essential vitamins and seven inorganic minerals. When consumed in the human body, micronutrients play an important role in energy production, hemoglobin synthesis, healthy growth, bone and immune health, and maintain a normal metabolism. Despite the importance of maintaining the correct level of these vitamins and minerals in the body, as the name “micro” suggests, these chemical elements are only required to exist in the body in small amounts to provide ample effect