Paddle boarding, like most sports activities require energy. You will want to make sure to eat a good meal before spending the day on the water paddle boarding. The question is, what’s a good meal to keep your energy up, and what should be avoided before heading out on the water?
Some people effortlessly drift off to sleep, wake up early and charge through the day full of enthusiasm. This isn’t by chance! They almost certainly have their daily diets figured out as to what works for them and keeps them going all day. Lets look at some ideas and things that can help you have energy throughout the day, and most importantly help you have a great day on the water!
Complex (not simple) Carbohydrates
Are great source of fiber can help you manage your weight and may help to reduce the risk of some cancers. Complex carbohydrates also release glucose into the blood slowly, giving your body a steady supply of energy. If your diet is rich in foods such as wholegrains, oats, and seeds it will help you stay healthy and full of energy throughout the day.
They come in two forms, natural and refined which really affect how your body uses them. Some fruits and vegetables are high in natural sugars, and can provide a healthy boost of energy when needed. However, refined carbohydrates are often found in processed foods such as cakes and sweets and include white flours and table sugar. The reason you need to be careful with these and only eat on occasion is the fact that they are quickly digested, releasing sugar rapidly into the blood stream, causing insulin spikes which in turn leads to energy highs and crashing lows. Here is suggestion, substitute white pasta and rice for brown or whole wheat varieties even trying to use whole meal flour as an alternative to white flour.
Always Eat Breakfast!
This is the most important meal of the day. People miss breakfast for a variety of reasons that aren’t good! From not feeling hungry first thing in the morning to believing it will aid their weight loss goals. You should know that studies point out that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce cravings later in the day and encourage healthier food choices and actually help you loose weight.
The Importance Of B Vitamins…
B vitamins are very important and play a key role in converting food into energy which your body can then use. Make sure you get your recommended daily amount so your body has a reliable source of energy to call upon. Make sure your diet includes whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat and fish.
Paddle boarding is a fantastic exercise and one that is fun and can help keep you in good physical condition. Just remember diet and exercise together can help you live a healthy life. Give us a call and we can show you that paddle boarding is easier than you thought, and theirs a good chance it ends up being you new favorite sport!