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5 Nutrition Tips to Share with New Athletes

As a nutritional or health company, the relationship between the company and athletes is mutually beneficial. Athletes are a sizable target group to rally behind your products, and you help athletes improve their performance and take their skill set to the next level.

New athletes should be celebrated and supported. They are not only doing something great for their own physical health and well-being, they are also acting as role models for an entirely new generation. And they are your company’s next generation of consumers! So you should be asking yourself how best you can serve this deserving group.

One way to give something extra to new athletes is by providing them with beneficial, authoritative information to begin their athletic journey. Here are just five nutrition tips you can work into your own material to share:

5 Nutrition Tips For InterHealth

  1. Power Up – Physical activity taxes the body’s energy. Any sport or exertion for an hour or longer should be paired with a carbohydrate snack to replenish those energy stores. An athlete needs around 60 calories per hour of exercise. That’s the equivalent of one banana or a handful of pretzels. Just don’t let your body run out of fuel!
  2. Replenish Salt – When you sweat, your body releases salt. In turn, an athlete should always maintain sodium intake after an hour or more of exercise. Otherwise, your body might go through hyponatremia and experience headaches, cramps, nausea, and other symptoms that keep you from your athletic goals!
  3. Reward Yourself – Athlete or not, you aren’t perfect. Your body isn’t perfect. But it doesn’t need to be perfect to accomplish amazing things. All athletes should celebrate their success, even if it’s as small as a hearty, healthy meal. Consider whole grain french toast with fresh fruits, a scrambled egg and black bean burrito, or whole grain spaghetti.
  4. What Comes After – What comes after an athletic workout is just as important as what goes into it. An athlete should pay attention to their urine. Having to use the bathroom too many times could mean hydrating too much, while dark urine means hydrating too little. In addition, muscle soreness after a workout is okay. But pain that keeps an athlete from moving normally should be analyzed.
  5. More Meals – Living an athletic lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you find yourself to be worn down or fighting cravings. Beat the cravings and maintain energy all day by planning out a series of healthy meals. Athletes often consume more than three meals throughout a single day. Athletes might adopt a specific dietary plan, but they do not try to diet (lose weight) rapidly at the same time they are developing an athletic regimen.

If you’re looking for more ingredients to help power your athletic supplements, consider ZMA® from InterHealth. ZMA® has been studied to increase testosterone levels by 43%, quadruple muscle strength, and balance overall athletic power. Find out more by calling InterHealth at 1-800-783-4636.

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