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Components of Physical Fitness, Diet and Nutrition Required For an Athlete | Original Article

Poornabodha Kadagadkai .*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Health is wealth. Good health can be achieved by regular practice of yoga, physical exercises and proper nutritious diet. The regular practice controls the emotions, produces mental peace and distributes prana evenly throughout the body. The physical fitness components enhance health as well as skills. Health related fitness components that are related to how well the systems of our body work. Skill related fitness which forms the basis for successful sport or activity participation. No sportsperson or an equally active person would like to lose out on their activities because of lack of nutrients. For this, efficient sports nutrition chart may be require which takes care of all the nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The Vegetarian diet plan for weight loss is not just to lose weight, but it is also a maintenance method for a slim and proportionate body. Along with these, it will help us to practice eating vegetables and fruits which will help to boost up the metabolic rate. Vegetarian diets and weight loss go hand in hand. It is the healthiest and the fastest way to shed pounds. This vegetarian diet program has become famous around the world. Perhaps more than any other food philosophy, the healthy nutrition is a repository of love-filled wisdom, designed to calm the mind and prepare the body to receive nourishment. According to O.M. Aivanhov. “Eating is a magic ritual during which the food becomes transformed into health, force, love, light. While you eat…think of …food with love, for that will make it open its treasures to you.” [Living Yoga]. “The Bhagavad Gita tells us that if the cook who prepares the food is not of a loving, calm nature, the food won’t benefit you – spiritually, mentally, or physically.” [Dr. K. L. Chopra, cardiologist .