Stay motivated and healthy during spring break
Find a workout buddy to keep you on track during vacation. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy with greens, fruits and vegetables and build muscle with fish, eggs and brown rice. Enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family and also take time to rest and relax.
Tip: Complex carbohydrates for pre-game fuel helps performance
Your body needs energy to perform at its best, and you get that energy from glycogen. Glycogen acts as your body’s fuel source and is found in complex carbohydrates. Eat foods that are rich in starch—potatoes, pasta and rice. It’s extremely important that your body has time to digest the food so eat three hours before you compete to avoid cramping and fatigue during the competition.
Life of a Student Athlete- Tip of the Week: Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams
Every team is made up of a set of diverse individuals who bring a variety of strengths to their sport. When a group of athletes are faced with a difficult opponent, they share a purpose to be part of something larger – to score that one goal or even to defeat the team who has been undefeated all season. Make it a priority to understand your group’s common goal and use the benefits of working as a team to accomplish that goal.
Tip: Stress can impact your ability to perform on and off the field
Stress can inhibit routine tasks such as interacting with others, focusing in school, sleeping, eating, and maintaining overall health. Use coping mechanisms to balance stress levels while also ensuring proper rest, recovery and relaxation. For some this may be reading a book, going for a walk, taking a nap, writing, etc.