People who do a lot of sports have no need of vitamin and mineral supplements. Healthy living and a diet containing enough carbohydrates before a race are generally speaking enough, according to Professor Gertjan Schaafsma.
Besides eating healthily and increasing the carbohydrate content before a match or race, the best way to improve your performance is plain hard training. This improves your oxygen uptake, you burn more fat and therefore use your carbohydrate stores more efficiently. “It’s when your glycogen store is empty that you are done for.”
The week of celebrations closes on Friday with the opening of a ‘wall of fame’ dedicated to athletes and sportsmen and -women who have won national or international prizes while studying in Wageningen.
Yvonne de Hilster