3 Ways to Improve Your Athletic Performance

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Nancy
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Summer’s here. And so is sports season! Be it sprinting, cycling, swimming, or football, this is the season for the games to begin!

As you prepare to participate in various sporting events and activities, here’s what you should do to enhance your athletic performance.

Eat Healthy

You know what they say, you are what you eat. The healthier your diet is, the more energized you’ll be to perform various athletic activities.

The food that you consume is your body’s fuel. Just like an engine won’t survive for too long if it’s running on low-quality fuel, your body won’t be able to perform either if you’ve made poor food choices. Nutrition and athletic performance are closely linked, and for the latter to improve, your diet needs to improve as well.

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While meat and carbs are a good way of refuelling, your diet should also include a significant portion of fruits and vegetables. This’ll provide your body with maximum minerals and vitamins. In fact, it’s best if you restrict your calorie intake during exercise. Moreover, steer clear of simple sugars!

Stay Hydrated

Just as important it is for you to eat healthily; you must also monitor your intake of fluids and water. Given that 60% of our bodies comprise water, it’s important to keep the body water composition intact and maintain your fluid consumption.

Staying hydrated enhances your physical performance. By regulating your body temperature, it prevents the body from heating up during exercise. It also helps in the regulation of your blood pressure, which allows you to have a steady and consistent heart rate. Failure to do so can cause physical stress levels to elevate, which then influence your performance.

Finally, if you’re hydrated, your body is also better able to transport all the nutrients from one region to another. This action ensures that the different tissues and organs are supplied with the essential nutrients timely to promote smooth functioning during exercise or physical activity.

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Mix Up Your Routine

A little change in your routine is actually going to do you good! Often, athletes are so accustomed to their regular exercise and training routines that they simply act through muscle memory. Doing the same actions repeatedly helps you improve your reaction time and excel at that particular exercise, but if that’s all you do, then your body gets tired of the same old drill. Consequently, you may stop noticing a change in your speed and agility.

Try to add new techniques and exercises to your routine every few weeks. This helps in “confusing” the muscles that stimulate them into working harder to perform. With a more diverse workout plan, you can switch your muscle groups to avoid overexertion and burnout and prevent nasty injuries.

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About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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