Golf is an amazing sport to stay fit and healthy. It’s of the sports that can improve cardio and visual acuity, the body’s flexibility, your lungs working, all while helping you maintain youth and vitality.
But, in the world of golfers, there isn’t a lot of consensus about what should an athlete eat or avoid eating. But still, most of golfers are interested in improving their abilities to reach the top of the championship. With that in mind, these are health suggestions to be better in golf by taking care of what your consume.
Importance of water for golfers
For golfers, and every athlete really, water is an essential resource. For golfers, the main way to successfully go from one flag to another, is to have healthy lungs, to provide blood with enough oxygen and legs in proper and continuous flexing. Water also helps the body self regulate its temperature, something that is very important while playing, say, an 18 holes course.
Tiger Woods eats Fruit Loops as breakfast
Yes, that is true! in the morning, eating a bowl with milk and any cereal like rice, wheat or corn, can help you to keep your Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamins A, C and E group stats in their best levels. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no one should skip it, it can help the body control weight and avoid overeating along the day. For women, oats and integral rice (or brown rice) remain a top resource to raise estrogen levels and they can be consumed four or five times a week. On the other side, for men, bananas and watermelon raise testosterone levels. Both estrogen and testosterone are sources of strength for women and men alike. In addition, eggs have enough protein and they can be consumed at least three or four times a week.
A short daily exercise routine
The focus of golfers is not to be weightlifters, however, doing a couple of powerlifting techniques can be good to pay some attention to other parts of your body that synchronize your muscles to work properly during a golf match. Planks are one of the best exercises to raise the core’s strength and eventually stamina, if mixed with 15 minutes of jogging or 30 minutes of walking. It only takes 3 repetitions of planks for at least 60 seconds (or as long as your body can last) and it will be enough.
You better eat your vegetables
All athletes must eat responsibly, and vegetables are good to a golfer’s diet, as they have very low fat and cholesterol levels. Eating salad in every lunch is good to avoid liquid retention and mixed with olive oil is even better, as it helps with arterial vasodilation. It’s not true that carrots can improve visual acuity, nevertheless, Vitamin A (called also “Retinol”) is good for the eyes health. Spinach is also important to have healthy eyes and has more Vitamin A than carrots have.
In conclusion, if you are looking forward to being better in golf and you were (or you are still) having a not so good healthy diet, it is never too late to start again with a better diet and exercise routine. You will not suddenly stop eating meat or drinking sodas, but your will progressively find a focus on having more nutritious habits. We have to take care of our lives as well as we do when we keep our eyes on the ball after the swing, because for a golfer, golf is life.