Nutrition and physical activity go hand in hand. Activity demands carbohydrates and fat as fuel, protein to build and maintain lean tissues, and vitamins and minerals to support energy metabolism. Water has several important purposes during activity including making vitamins and minerals accessible to the body, regulating body temperature, carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, and flushing out waste products. A well-balanced, nutritious diet and adequate hydration are essential for optimum performance in any physical activity.
A well-balanced diet is one of the key factors for training and racing success. An athlete has to use a varied daily nutrition, which provides all essential nutrients to provide optimal performance.