Seniors Health & Fitness
Fitness, exercise and sport are now no longer seen as just for the young. More and more people are regaining their vitality and playing sport well into their fifties and beyond, which is great for their physical and mental health.
To keep playing sport into the later years, it is important, before beginning to speak to your doctor. Once you’ve got the green-light you’ll need to understand how best to start in your chosen sport. It’s often a good idea to get some specialist advice from a personal trainer or sports coach, at least during the early stages. You’ll also need to consider getting the right nutritional balance tailored specifically to the older athlete. All this will help you get the most from your sport, reduce recovery times and help prevent injury.
Generally, senior athlete’s nutritional needs should be based on a healthy, well balanced diet. A good mix of carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals will be beneficial to all senior athletes, and they should see the benefit in their performance.
There are however some areas where senior athletes may need to supplement their regular diet. Older athletes are more susceptible to dehydration than younger athletes, so particular attention should be paid to fluid intake. Studies have also shown that older athletes show an increased need for vitamins D and E, B vitamins, calcium, zinc and magnesium. Supplementing their diet with these should help older athletes maximise their performance and help them carry on participating for many years to come.
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