Activate your Summer
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, everyone wants to get out and make the most of the sunshine. Summer is a time for having fun in the sun, but it is also the perfect opportunity for you to improve your health by getting involved in a variety of exciting outdoor activities.
Activate your summer by taking up an outdoor sport. Get your friends and family together and fuel your summer with a variety of activities to keep fit and healthy.
Eat Healthy, Keep Hydrated and Exercise to Enjoy an Active Summer.
It is important to eat nourishing and balanced meals during the summer, especially when taking part in high-energy sports such as tennis, rounders or cricket. Here are a few handy hints about summer food for sporting activities:
Eat plenty of wholegrain breads and cereals, fruit and vegetables as well as moderate amounts of milk, yoghurt and cheese, lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and pulses. Try to make fruit smoothies as a cool, refreshing way to stay healthy and get re-hydrated at the same time.
Some superfoods that you should consider eating during your healthy active summer include almonds, broccoli, red beans, sweet potatoes, salmon, blueberries and apples.
Ensure that you are eating enough food for the level and duration of your activity. If you eat too little then you will not be able to keep up your exercise levels, so for a long game of cricket make sure you eat a substantial portion of food and keep drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Make sure that you time meals around the sport activity. This is just as important as what you eat if you want to maintain your energy levels throughout the activity.