Hatty Bates outlines five ways nutrition can help optimise your training during the winter months
Winter brings colder temperatures and shorter days. For rowers, being able to train consistently and illness-free throughout the winter is important to optimise performance, especially with races and regattas soon approaching in the summer. So, how can you stay healthy throughout the winter months?
Tip 1# Have your five-a-day
Fruit and veg contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help support the immune system. One particularly important vitamin to be included in the diet during the winter is vitamin C. Research indicates that vitamin C could reduce the risk of getting respiratory infections. Food high in vitamin C includes citrus fruit such as oranges, kiwis, and grapefruit as well as bell peppers and broccoli.(more…)