Posted by: the Wiz | 2011/04/11

recovery nutrition

i have recently joined the hockey from a 3year break ,since last i played tennis (provincial colours). i was wondering what kind of vitamins should i be focusing on to be fitter?

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Hi Wiz,

No vitamins will make you 'fitter'. Good training and a complimentary healthy diet will increase your fitness levels. Vitmains and mineral supplements are important if your diet is lacking in any way. A general multi-vitamin may help to ensure you are meeting your daily nutritional requirements. An omega-3 fish oil supplement is important if you do not eat 2 or more portions of 'oily' fish per week (e.g. salmon, sardines, pilchards, mackerel, trout etc). Calcium if you are not meeting your calcium requirments from your diet. A vitamin B complex if you are feeling stressed and run down. Be careful of being talked into buying a bag-full of expensive supplements becuase your diet should be able to meet your nutritional requirements.

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