Elite sports stars need to rely on more than just their natural talents and rigorous training to perform at their absolute maximum.
It’s vital that they look after their body, by considering what food fuels it and what the impact of different foods could be.
If you were to ask a sports nutritionist for some tips on how best to live a healthy lifestyle, like that of a top tier sportsperson, these are the key areas they would focus on:
Focus on consuming a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods. Include lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats in your meals.
Stay properly hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day. Hydration is crucial for overall health, energy levels, and athletic performance.
Pay attention to the timing of your meals and snacks, especially around exercise. Fuel your body with a combination of carbohydrates and protein before and after workouts to optimise performance and recovery.
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