MSA teams up with Sports Dietitians Australia
As a Masters Swimmer we understand that you are part of unique group of athletes with important nutritional needs that deserves your attention and investment. This is why Masters Swimming Australia has been working in collaboration with Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) to develop resources that are designed to not only enrich your member experience but to provide you with nutrition facts specific to your needs.
With life experience comes greater wisdom, however there is also the inevitable loss of muscle mass, strength and function known as sarcopenia as we age, as well as reductions in bone strength associated with hormonal changes.
Exercise and a nutritious training diet complement one another like jigsaw pieces. They will support each other if pieced correctly and complete the picture of your health and performance in the water! Masters swimmers have unique nutritional requirements. Key nutrients including protein, creatine, iron, B12, calcium and Vitamin D, can all play a valuable role in supporting your health and performance, without forgetting great quality carbohydrate foods to fuel your physical and immune systems.
Adequate and tailored nutrition interventions can assist supporting the maintenance or increase in muscular strength and functional movement, as well as reduce the risk of chronic disease and broken bones.
SDA have published an interesting article in their digital ReFuel Magazine on page 7 that discusses “The role of protein and creatine for Master Swimmers”.
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If you are looking for tailored advice, why not invest in a telehealth or face to face consultation with your local Accredited Sports Dietitian to develop a plan that supports your health and performance. Click HERE to find an Accredited Sports Dietitian.