Eight ounces of orange juice will provide a
person with enough chemical energy to run about one mile. Calories are
the measure of energy stored in food. This can be transformed into
energy in the body. The protein of muscle tissue is a large reservoir
of where the energy is stored. A major consideration in most sports is
the energy production and consumption. Several vitamins are needed for
Niacin and other B vitamins are necessary for the production of energy.
Your body needs other sources of energy such as water, minerals,
carbohydrates that are found in food. Carbohydrates and fats are the
primary energy nutrients but you also need protein.
Exercise is a stressor to the body and your
body will respond with the us of energy. Your muscles will need to use
and replace energy. It is important to eat high protein and
carbohydrate food to replace the energy used. If exercise is done over
a period of time the body will adjust accordingly.
A new swimmer will use more energy at first once they are in shape and the
body adjusts to swimming their energy usage goes down. The effect of
training will reduce the amount of lactic acid building up and the
expenditure of energy.
The humane is basically a muscular machine
designed for movement. When you exercise the body systems go into work
to increase energy to the muscles. The higher your heart rate the
higher your metabolic rate. Oxygen consumption, heart rate and
respiration respond to the increase in energy used.
The same is true for walking and running. The more you do it the less
energy you use but you burn calories. Home exercise equipment will
also provide a good aerobic work out. Working out on elliptical, stair
climbers, and treadmills provide a good way to burn calories and build
Activities that use the large muscles of the
body have the largest expenditure of energy. The most important factor
in determining the amount of energy used is the intensity of the
exercise. Your requirement for energy is related to your power
endurance and the shape you are in.
To prevent fatigue you must train and make sure to eat a protein and
carbohydrate rich diet. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids ,water,
sports drinks to help stay hydrated and lessen the chance of muscle
Pop and drinks with alcohol will only rob your body of energy
especially if taking during high intensity work outs or sports.