2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Significance of balanced diet and nutrition for cricketers
Author(s): T Uthira kumar and Dr. D Sathia kumar
In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person. Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity. In simple diet is what we eat and drink there are some of them such as vegetarian diet, weight loss diets, and diets for people with certain health problems. A balanced diet is a way of eating all of the right nutrients that the body needs in order to be healthy. Cricket is a sport which requires exuberant energy to stay in the ground throughout day even for more than three days. The training for the cricketers varies greatly in terms of intensity and much is based on skill work. It is more sensible to structure a balance diet and nutrition plan for the cricketers. Cricket is a long duration game with various component requirements like explosive power, speed, agility, strength, flexibility, cardio-vascular endurance at times when running between wickets in anaerobic phase and recovery speed. All these factors are influenced by eating good nutritient food. Cricketers should know to follow the four major nutritional plan Training nutrition, Match day nutrition, Hydration substitution and Recovery nutrition. Diet and training schedules have to be designed separately for each player and their records must be maintained and monitored effectively. This will help the coaches to take an increasing interest in the field of diet and nutrition. Also the success of a player relies on the type of diet he/she consumes in his/her sports career.
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How to cite this article:
T Uthira kumar, Dr. D Sathia kumar. Significance of balanced diet and nutrition for cricketers. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):504-506.