Kids in competitive sport have the nutritional requirements of both a child and an athlete. Food acts as fuel for normal growth and development as well as optimal physical performance, immune function, repair and development of muscle tone.
Competitive athletes have increased needs for some micronutrients such as iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, which are common nutritional deficiencies in children generally. Through dietary analysis we can establish if they are getting all that they need for their age and gender and make adjustments as necessary to account for increased training or recovery periods.
Hydration is also important as thirst is not a good indicator of fluid losses in children. They experience heat stress/heat accumulation and therefore dehydration much faster than adults. Signs include headaches, nausea, muscle cramps, reduced sweating and increased heart rate.
ReMed nutritional specialists often work closely with our massage therapists to optimize patient outcomes and are happy to work in conjunction with your coach and/or physiotherapist.
Call us on 1300 1REMED or 1300 173 633 or book online for a nutritional analysis and assessment.
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