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By Lilah Al-Masri

A hundred Questions and solutions approximately activities meals presents simply obtainable solutions to questions that athletes, athletic running shoes and coaches could have approximately activities meals. built with case reports, fast counsel, and testimonials, this functional advisor covers subject matters reminiscent of: nutrients, fluids, drugs and supplementations, weight administration, hot ups and funky downs, flexibility, and extra.

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Symptoms in the upper gastrointestinal tract include heartburn, burping, nausea, and/or vomiting. Symptoms in the lower gastrointestinal tract include cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and/or gastrointestinal bleeding. Several factors can contribute to gastrointestinal distress in athletes, some of which are in the athlete’s control and others that are not. These factors are mode of activity (sport), intensity of exercise, age, gender, anxiety level, hydration status, beverage consumption, fiber intake, overconsumption of “sports” foods, medications, supplements, and timing of meals, snacks, and fluids.

Light jogging and walking after exercise aid in venous return. Venous return promotes blood flow back to the heart and lungs because of the muscles contracting against the veins. This venous return helps the athlete to recover faster and reduces the potential for syncope (decreased blood flow to the brain), which can cause dizziness or fainting. Athletes of all ages and abilities should take the time to learn and apply warm-ups and cool-downs to their training programs. QXP 2/1/10 6:37 PM Page 33 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT SPORTS NUTRITION AND EXERCISE This is an example of a typical warm-up and cool-down for a baseball player: A.

QXP 2/1/10 6:37 PM Page 48 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT SPORTS NUTRITION AND EXERCISE engages in basic strength training exercises that involve high-repetition loads and low resistance. This helps prepare the body for the more strenuous workouts as the period progresses. Because of the high volume of training during this stage and its effects on the athletes’ time and energy stores, athletes are highly discouraged from trying to add additional training components into this period such as plyometrics or intervals.

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