The Need to Know Guide to Nutrition for Exercise

How food and drink can help you to achieve your workout goals

  • Author: Tim Shaw BSc MSc
  • Formats: ebook and paperback
  • Guide price: from £2.60 (ebook) or £4.99 (paperback)

Written with exercise enthusiasts in mind, this detailed ebook and paperback guide looks at the influence diet can have on your ability to train, perform exercise and recover afterwards.

With guidelines on how to ensure you are always appropriately hydrated, that you have enough energy to train without tiring, that you maintain your optimum body weight and much more, this is essential reading for anyone who regularly exercises.

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  • Chapter 1 – Getting the balance right
  • Chapter 2 – Energy requirements
  • Chapter 3 – Carbohydrates
  • Chapter 4 – Proteins
  • Chapter 5 – Fats
  • Chapter 6 – Vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals
  • Chapter 7 – Hydration
  • Chapter 8 – Supplements
  • Chapter 9 – Summary guidelines for weight training
  • Chapter 10 – Summary guidelines for cardiovascular training

About the author

An experienced instructor in the health and fitness industry, Tim specialises in teaching the principles of exercise, nutrition and healthy eating to gym instructors and personal trainers. He is also involved in teaching fitness for disabled clients and training for older adults.

Tim has worked for London Central YMCA as a tutor in health and fitness for over 20 years. Prior to that he studied engineering, gaining a BSc in technology and an MSc in robotics. He can also boast an impressive CV of health and fitness qualifications in personal training, gym instructing, fitness training, exercise to music, nutrition and weight management, as well as specialist areas such as exercise for older adults and disabled people.

Tim’s interest in nutrition began in the 1980s. Over the past three decades, he has tried most diets and food fads for himself and is now, consequently, a staunch advocate of simple, straightforward nutrition advice. In his own words Tim believes; “The best nutrition is actually achieved by following simple guidelines and eating the right balance of healthy foods.”