21 October 2011

Fitness and Exercises » Weight Management

Weight management is balancing energy intake and energy expenditure. In other words maintaining your body weight healthy. To maintain a healthy body weight proper nutrition and physical activity is necessary. Weight management is important throughout the life.  Many athletes alter normal energy intake to either gain or lose weight. The goal weight of athletes should be based on body fatness. Weight loss should be achieved before the competitive season begins to ensure maximum strength. Weight gain should be achieved through a gradual increase in energy intake combined with a strength training programme to maximize muscle weight gain over fat weight gain. Fat intake should not exceed 30% of kilocalories from fat.