A balanced diet makes your body healthy
Good nutrition is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, this is even more so when we engage in physical activity. Sporting Recovery lifestyle programme involves good food choices, ensuring you have enough energy to participate, which in turn helps training and aids recovery. Eat a varied and well-balanced diet that supplies the right amount of energy and essential nutrients
It is crucial to get your food and fluid intake right if you want to enjoy a good health, to recover quicker from training sessions and generally enjoy exercise. Protein, fluids, fat, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables are required for building and repairing your body and plays an important role in how you respond to exercise.
Maintaining adequate hydration is essential for good health. Dehydration affects both physical and mental performance – the effects becoming more noticeable as the body gets progressively more dehydrated.
It is important to start each training session well hydrated, take on-board appropriate fluids during training and competition and restore hydration levels as soon as possible afterwards in order to replace the water and salts lost in sweating.
Strive For Five: Add More Fruits And Vegetables To Your Diet
Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day; fresh, frozen, dried, canned all count, but most of all – enjoy your food.
Fuel up – carbohydrates
No matter what your sport, carbohydrates are vital for the best performance. Exercising muscles rely on carbohydrate as their main source of fuel. The amount you need will depend on your training programme and dietary goals. In general, the more intense the training programme, the more carbohydrate you need to include in your diet. A diet low in carbohydrate can lead to a lack of energy during exercise, early fatigue, loss of concentration and delayed recovery.