Nutrition and Energy . Sports Nutrition Kevin Browne . Function of Energy . Energy has three main functions in the body, regardless of the age or fitness of a person . What are these? Think. Pair Share Energy maintains important body functions such as breathing and digestion.
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For the sports performer, energy demand increases rapidly as soon as they start to train or compete. After exercise, energy demand is still high as muscles and other body systems go into repair mode.
the body as heat. It is measured in units of heat called 'joules' or using units of energy called 'calories'.
Where a sports performer needs to consume more kilocalories because of the demands of their sport, the percentages of daily kilocalories should still be adhered to. By changing these percentages, the function of the body could be affected which will ultimately affect sports performance.
Recommended ranges of body fat as a percentage of the whole body are used to give sports performers' guidance on what would be classed as a healthy level of body fat.
Sports performers tend to have a higher lean tissue mass (more muscle compared to fat) and so might be at the lower end of the above scale.