Womens Health & Fitness
Women have always competed at the highest levels of sport, and in recent years there has been an explosion in women only fitness and health clubs. Whatever the sport and whatever the goals, it is vital that female athletes pay careful attention to their exercise routines, training plans and nutrition to make sure they achieve optimum performance.
Generally, the training and nutritional requirements for women are the same as for men although there are some subtle differences. However, a good, nutritionally balanced diet with appropriate levels of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, as well as plenty of water to keep the body hydrated will provide an excellent foundation for women whatever their sport.
All female athletes should pay particular attention to their calcium intake which can help prevent osteoporosis (more common in women), and iron, levels of which can drop during each menstrual period. Women who wish to take their training to the next level may wish to pay particular attention to the nutritional needs of their sport and add extra nutrients as appropriate, helping drive their performance onwards and upwards.
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