As an athlete who is physically active almost every day, our kid’s nutritional diet is in fact not enough to achieve the right body growth or right amount of energy needed in their sports. We are already hands-on in preparing their everyday meals and if we have been doing this long enough, we start to memorize all the right kinds of food to allow them to consume. Aside from these foods, however, we also must know all the right kinds of vitamins to supplement our young athletes with when necessary.
Rhythmic gymnastics is a mesmerizing and extraordinary sport. Gymnasts’ skills rely heavily on their flexibility skills, balance, and strength that are results of developed muscles. Since gymnasts start their training at an age as early as 3 years old, if their diet is not properly monitored, they might not develop their muscles so well. If a gymnast’s muscle isn’t developed so well, chances are, she is going to have a difficult time doing this sport. This is why it is important to know just how much is a young gymnast’s daily protein requirement.
On a previous article, eating disorders in gymnasts has been introduced. The reasons why gymnasts are affected by this condition, more than ballet dancers and figure skaters, are also discussed. With all that over, let us now get familiar with the types of eating disorders on gymnasts.
Carbohydrates is always listed as the most important energy sources for athletes, may it be according to a renowned athletic group, a renowned athlete, a coach, a dietitian or a nutritionist. No matter if our athletic child is a gymnast, boxer, or figure skater, this energy source is so important because it provides their muscles with the fuel they need to work at their best. Including healthy carbohydrates into their sports nutrition diet could help them run, jump, or dodge faster.