Assessment of Nutritional Status of Athletes and Its Effects on Their Performance The Case of Defense Athletics Club

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Addis Abeba university


The effort of this research is to assess the defense athletics club nutritional status which is one of the crucial factor for once enhancement in performance. Descriptive survey design was used to conduct this research. Endurance athletes were selected and stratified in to sex and their specific events, finally 50% were selected by simple random sampling from each stratum and three coaches were selected purposively. The data has been gathered mainly using questionnaire, observation, interview and direct measurement. The data has been analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative analysis methods. Accordingly, frequency counts with percentage and direct calculation of the energy intake and expenditure has been employed to analyze various information of the subjects of the study. The findings of the study revealed that, there is energy imbalance in defense club. Moreover, almost majority of the athletes have greater intake than expenditure except for only a few athletes. Finally, the recommendations were forwarded based on the major findings. Key words: - Caloric Intake (Amount of Food Consumed), Caloric Expenditure (Amount of Required to do an Activity), Calorie (Unit of Energy), BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and Kcal (Kilo Calorie)



Caloric Intake Amount of Food Consumed; Caloric Expenditure Amount of Required to do an Activit; Calorie Unit of Energy; BMR Basal Metabolic Rate and Kcal Kilo Calorie