Why older athletes need to eat fat

By August 8, 2016Life

If you haven’t experienced diminished performance, the need for more recovery between hard efforts or the frustration of just not feeling strong despite consistent training, then you likely will—you’re just not old enough yet. Very few people can continue to excel at their chosen sport(s) as they age unless they make adaptations to account for their body’s natural degeneration.

In addition to tweaking training plans to include more strength and flexibility work and adequate rest, athletes should pay particular attention to their diet, especially the type of fat they consume. Omega-3 fatty acids may be the key.

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