Sports nutrition is an important part in modern sports science area. Since sports nutrition is very different from general nutrition, its quality and diet system should be designed to the change of physiological and chemical responses in different exercise situation. The purpose of the optimal nutrition for athletes is to meet the physiological need, avoid the over-training fatigue, and provide the advantage edge for training and competition. A complete nutritional survey includes diet report, clinical check-up of nutrient-deficiency disease, and biochemical examination. The biochemical examination is very important for objective assessment and food supplements for individual athletes. Sports nutritionists should possess the knowledge of sports physiology, and sports biochemistry, and have the on-field experiences with the training sessions in order to meet the needs of the coach and athlete. Copyright © 1995 Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University.
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1995|