Nutrition tips for new and aspiring athletes

Don’t be scared if carbohydrates! (Carbs) give your body the energy source it needs for long workouts but doesn’t mean you need to eat lots of bread. Healthy carbs can come from vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains.

Drink plenty of fluids. Exercising makes you sweat which can lead to dehydration. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty, thirst is a sign your body is already dehydrated.

Eat lots of protein to ensure your body has the nutrition it needs to repair your muscles after a heavy workout. Eat lean meats, nuts and eggs for good quality protein. Don’t eat too much however as it can put a strain on your kidneys.