With the arrival of summer, many of us will increase physical activity levels for both fun and fitness. As we’re walking, cycling, swimming, or playing more golf or tennis, applying science-based nutrition strategies is sure to improve the results obtained from working out.
But did you know that some of the early approaches to sports nutrition actually included the use of wine and high-fat foods? Fortunately, today’s sports nutrition guidelines are well-grounded in science and focused on proper hydration and smart nutritional intakes before, during, and after your workouts.
The Evolution of Sports Nutrition
The world’s best athletes will come together for two weeks this summer in London at the 29th Summer Games. There is certain to be a tremendous amount of focus on proper diets and nutritional regimens in an effort to optimize athletic performance, but how far back do we need to look to find the origins of modern-day sports nutrition?