As athletes in a high intensity sport, we should aim to eat a healthy, varied diet which matches our energy needs. What we put into our bodies can significantly influence our performance in our training.
Following healthy eating guidelines alone can support an active lifestyle. However when exercising, your body will use up more energy. When exercising, you may find that you need to eat more food to give your body the extra energy it needs.
Eating well for physical activity and sport can have many benefits including:
- Allowing you to perform well in your chosen sport or activity;
- Reducing the risk of injury and illness;
- Ensuring the best recovery after exercise or a training programme.
We have prepared a quick guide to what types of food athletes should be consuming both before and after their cheerleading to supplement their training and ensure they are getting the most out of their bodies during their sessions.
See here for the full guide: