Food for Sport Performance DVD

Food for Sport Performance DVD
  • Author: Boulton & Hawker
    Format: DVD
    Publication Date: 2007


This 2007 DVD explains the role that foods and nutrients play in enhancing physical performance and success in all sporting arenas. It deals with: A healthy balanced diet - includes an appropriate combination of bread/cereals, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat; avoids saturated fats, sugar and salt; and allows us to meet our peak performance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The nature of nutrients - sources and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, dietary fibre, fats and lipids, and water. Nutrients for fuel - carbohydrate is principal source of body-s energy; fat also high in energy but easily stored and leads to obesity; protein repairs muscle damage; water must be consumed before, during and after physical activity; salts, sugar and fat-rich foods should be avoided. Meeting your energy requirements- role of ATP as basic building block of energy in our body; outline of ATP-PC system, anaerobic glycolysis and aerobic energy system; how different activities have different nutritional requirements. Consequences of nutritional imbalance - causes of obesity; physical health issues linked to obesity, poor diet and performance-enhancing drugs.