Updated: Nov 18, 2020
The importance of nutrition in improving our health, fitness, and exercise performance is well documented as scientific research increased drastically in the last decades. Many sports and health organizations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has created guidelines to help you plan the best nutritional plan. Without a proper diet, you will not have enough energy to finish your day-to-day tasks, let alone adding an intense training session to your day. Planning your diet is no easy task, especially if you have to juggle countless other tasks such as work, family, training, and other daily activities. People who do not have enough knowledge of nutrition, or people who do not devote considerable time to plan their diet, often end up making poor health choices. Athletes who are constantly traveling to compete also need to figure out how they will carry or find all the foods that they need.
This blog has been created so that it will be your guide and go-to resource as we attempt to explain the intricate science of nutrition. We understand that many journal articles are written with a lot of jargon that is often not easy to understand. However, we will try our best to explain the information found in the latest research so that even people with no scientific background can understand. We will also cover the delicate subject of supplements. Many supplements have been disproved and can often cause more harm than good. However, some groups of people such as pregnant women, vegans, and athletes may require additional supplements to support their diet.
People have different bodies, goals, and fitness levels. This is the reason why a nutrition plan downloaded from the internet can work for one person and not another. No one-size-fits-all diet can exist. For example, a rugby player requires a different eating strategy than a marathon runner. A nutritional plan must be tailor-made just for you.
A good nutrition plan will help you improve your sports and exercise performance, improve your recovery after a workout, reduce fatigue, and reduce the risks of injuries and illnesses. Regardless of your goals, whether you want to lose fat, gain muscle, improve your performance in your sport, or simply stay healthy, these blogs can be of help as you plan your meals. Improving your health and fitness is a beautiful road. We are lucky to be with you every step of the way.
Thanks for reading and as always, stay fit!