Sports Nutrition

Sacramento Spine & Physical Therapy | Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance. It is concerned with the type and quantity of fluid and food taken by an athlete, and deals with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Your diet and the type of food you consume can affect your athletic performance either positively or negatively.

The diet of an athlete or someone who exercises regularly needs to be different from the diet of someone who is inactive or sedentary. Athletes need to keep energy levels up to make workouts most effective.

The type of diet you need depends on your age, sex and activity level. Our sports nutritionists provide one-on-one athletic sports nutrition counseling to help you with various issues including:

Sacramento Spine & Physical Therapy | Sports Nutrition

  • Gaining lean mass
  • Improving high intensity sport performance
  • Losing fat
  • Eating for optimal muscle recovery
  • Optimizing the carbohydrates and protein for your body type and goals
  • Understanding energy balance
  • Strategizing for endurance fueling
  • Game day nutrition