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Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine - Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
Sports nutrition includes the study of diet and nutrition related to sports to improve the athletic performance. It is primarily required in endurance sports such as cycling, running and swimming, and in strength sports like bodybuilding and weightlifting. Sports nutrition focuses on the food quantity that is consumed by an athlete. It also looks after the consumption of organic substances such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as the consumption of nutrients including minerals, vitamins and supplements. The dietary ingredients such as amino acids and herbs in the form of pills, capsules and liquid are included as the dietary supplements. There are various factors that influence the nutritional requirements. They include the type of activity, weight, gender, body mass index, height, and the workout stage. This book explores all the important aspects of sports nutrition in the present day scenario. The topics covered herein deal with the core subjects of sports nutrition. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.