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Food for Sport

We all know we should eat a healthy and balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Food is our fuel. Our diet provides us with our daily energy, refreshed skin and a healthy body, and a better quality of sleep. If you're planning to take part in a sports or adventure activity (either at home or abroad), it is vital that you know the 'food for sport' golden rules.

If you feel tired during your activity it may be because you are either dehydrated or not eating correctly. Once digested, the body stores energy from the food you eat and this can then be used to 1 hour of continuous activity. However, if you find that your energy stores are running low and you need a quick boost a bit too often, try changing your diet.

What to Eat?

It is important to eat a balanced diet that includes all the food groups; this ensures that your body gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs for your sport. These include:

Whatever you decide to eat before your sport, it is essential that this is both high in energy but also easily digestible, such as pasta. Carefully planning your meals in preparation for your sport can help to not only boost your overall energy levels, but your metabolism, motivation and general progression towards your sport.


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