Teaching Tuesday: Important of Eating Before Morning Practice

The month of November’s Teaching Tuesday theme is all about healthy foods to fuel athletes through rigorous training in the months of November-February, as winter training picks up. As swimmers wake up for early morning practices, it is important that they are fueling before these workouts and not skipping a meal.

Eating something such as toast or a bagel before a workout can make a huge difference in performance and recovery. Swimmers must eat a more substantial breakfast once workout is over to ensure they are meeting their recovery needs afterwards as well. An article from the Active website discusses possible pre-morning practice options for food. Listed below are a few options that they suggest.


Pre-morning practice breakfast food options include (but are not limited to):

  • Banana and peanut butter
  • Toast
  • Bagel with a small amount of cream cheese
  • Bowl of healthy cereal

To read more about some other pre-morning practice food options, here are a few helpful links:

 
    
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