Energy Needs for Paralympic Athletes


This fact sheet provides goals, challenges and nutrition strategies for Paralympic Athletes.

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Free for SCAN, this is an Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Performance subunit of SCAN.

Athlete Scenario: I am a track sprinter who has had both legs amputated above the knee. I'm trying to lose body fat, but I'm concerned that if I eat less I won't be able to train my best. How can I lose body fat and still have enough energy to train optimally?

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Published 2019

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