Aspetar holds sports nutrition meet
04 Dec 2017 - 11:52
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital “Aspetar” has organised a scientific symposium on sports nutrition and its impact on sports performance and injuries.
The first of its kind ever held in the Gulf region, focused on how nutrition can impact on reducing athlete injury, improving return to play after an injury and sports performance.
To help coaches, health professionals, physicians and researchers the event included key note lectures, expert panel discussions and workshops designed to share insights and solutions for the key nutritional issues facing both Arabic and non-Arabic athletes today. These included: overcoming challenges of accessing safe supplementation in the Gulf, minimizing effects of fasting on athlete performance and tendon injury, hydration and performance in the heat.
The symposium also analysed the role of Sports Science and sports nutrition during major sports events, a key consideration as Qatar prepares for FIFA World Cup 2022.