An athlete’s diet has a significant impact on their performance, especially leading up to and during an important event. Specific nutritional recommendations have been established for athletes for before, during and after an event, in particular for fluid intake.
Food is the fuel that enables athletes to perform to the best of their ability. The diet of an athlete is a fundamental aspect to their training routine. Exercise and eating should form a positive relationship in order to ensure an athlete remains healthy while maximising their performance.