by Jeni Pearce
There is a growing awareness of the importance of good nutrition in sports performance. This is the first book on the subject to be written with New Zealands unique nutritional circumstances in mind.
Eat to Compete examines the relationship between sound nutrition, body composition, weight control and exercise performance. The significance of each of these factors and the interplay between them in sports performance and good health are explained in clear, straighiforward language. While the author argues convincingly that good food and nutrition can provide that all-important winning edge, this book will help those involved in non-competitive sports too. Benefits can include improving times, endurance, concentration and enjoyment. A practical manual and reference book for coaches, team managers and individuals, Eat to Compete will be valued equally by the casual sports participant and the serious competitor.
Jeni Pearce is a Consulting Dietitian who specialises in sports nutrition. She holds an M.Sc. in Nutritional Education and lectures regularly on the subject. She has also planned nutritional programmes for a wide variety of sports people, including New Zealand rowing and netball teams, triathletes and marathon runners, sprinters, body builders, swimmers and aerobic instructors, as well as the general public.
Paperback, good condition