2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Role of carbohydrates in long distance running
Good nutrition must be a key part of training program is one has to succeed. The six major nutrients present in the food are mainly carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Just as each team member carried out different task during a game each nutrients performs specific functions in our body. Nutrition plays an important rile in sports performance because it helps an athlete to maintain ideal body weight, body composition specific to sports and faster recovery. Training and nutrition should go hand in hand to attain high level of achievement in spots. Adequate nutrition enhances aerobic capacity, reduces fatique, faster recovery and provides injury prevention and preservation of immunity. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy that is ingestes by the human body. Carbohydrates provide quick energy to body and they are not stored in our body for longer duration. The importance of increased carbohydrates intake is less vital in short high intensity workouts, such as interval runs, yet still plays a role in the overall diet of an endurance athlete.
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Mahipal. Role of carbohydrates in long distance running. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):2148-2150.