Nutrition for winter sports.

  title={Nutrition for winter sports.},
  author={Nanna L. Meyer and Melinda M. Manore and Christine Helle},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={29 Suppl 1},
Winter sports are played in cold conditions on ice or snow and often at moderate to high altitude. The most important nutritional challenges for winter sport athletes exposed to environmental extremes include increased energy expenditure, accelerated muscle and liver glycogen utilization, exacerbated fluid loss, and increased iron turnover. Winter sports, however, vary greatly regarding their nutritional requirements due to variable physiological and physique characteristics, energy and… CONTINUE READING