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Published: 19.09.2003.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: 3 units
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Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
1.  Healthy living    4
1.1.  Fitness- food    4
1.2.  Energy fuel    4
2.  Energy systems    5
2.1.  ATP- CP    5
2.2.  Anaerobic    5
2.3.  Aerobic    5
3.  Protein    6
3.1.  How much?    6
4.  Vitamins    7
4.1.  Do I need extra?    7
4.2.  Supplementation    7
5.  Fitness    8
6.  Swimming    11
7.  Why should I swim?    12
8.  Sample beginning swimming fitness program    13
9.  Running and jogging    14
9.1.  How do you do it?    14
9.2.  Benefits    14
9.3.  Is it suitable for me?    14
  Conclusion    15
  Literature    16
Extract

Fitness – food

A healthy balanced diet is essential for good health, whether you’re an elite athlete or embarking on your first fitness programme. How can our diet help us to avoid fatigue and dehydration?
Whatever your sport or exercise regime, you can optimize your training to reach your goals by “eating for energy.” It doesn’t matter what you are training for, the principles are the same.



1.2.Energy fuel

Exercise requires energy- so where does this energy come from, and how can we replace it? When we need energy, our body breaks up a substance called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – a high-energy molecule consisting of three phosphates attached by energy bonds to adenosine. Energy is released by braking off a phosphate from ATP to form ADP (adenosine diphosphate). This is a continual cycle- ADP is converted back into ATP. But how is ATP made? …

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