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Nutrition for Masters Athletes

Nutritional Therapist Sue Appelboom talks you through the right fuel for your fire

Many of the principles of sport nutrition for younger athletes are relevant to masters but there are important differences. Age-related changes to body composition and function are inexorable and athletes should recognise the physiological changes and biochemical imbalances that come with ageing. These, together with the volume of training undertaken, will be the key to determining a master’s nutritional needs. This article focuses on nutrition for masters athletes who are middle-aged and over.

Age-related physiological changes

Skeletal muscle and bone density diminishes with age and though weight-bearing exercise, such as rowing, may minimise these effects it is important to ensure adequate protein intake for muscle synthesis and adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D for bone mineralisation. Maintaining bone density is particularly important for postmenopausal women due to reduced levels of oestrogen which exerts a protective action on bone.

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Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more.