Your Guide to Attaining Maximum Athletic Performance
When it comes to improving your athletic performance, there are no specific activities or workouts that apply to all people because there are certain factors that affect how each person will respond to various tactics and workouts. Nevertheless, there are particular rules that you can follow in order for your athletic performance to be maximized. They are made mention and discussed below.
Make sure to regularly take the right amount of fluids
When it comes to athletes, the hourly recommended fluid intake ranges from 550 to 800 ml, which can assure that you stay away from both overhydration and dehydration. It is not advisable that you over hydrate yourself because you may suffer from hyponatremia, meaning low sodium, which can induce either coma or death.
But if you are living in a place that has a cold climate, then the recommended hourly fluid intake can just be cut by half. If you seem to be large as an athlete and you will be exercising during hot and humid weather, then it is best that you maximize your hourly fluid intake to 900 ml. Never take in fluids that are more than a liter or close to a liter because your health may suffer some problems and your performance may be negatively affected.
See to it that your calorie intake will be 300 cals/hr as maximum
Following the above recommended hourly calorie intake is a must if you want to make sure … Read More
How Exercise Helps to Manage Stress.
A condition of mental and emotional strain with demanding circumstances is what is referred to as stress. A stressed person is prone to psychological breakdown. Causes of stress are very numerous. People react to the causes of stress differently. Where we can be a source of our stress. Causes of stress in the workplace include being unhappy with the job, working for long hours, working under dangerous conditions among other causes. The other category of stress is the life stress. The causes of life stress are divorce, getting married, loss of a job, the death of a loved one among others.
Sometimes however, stress can come from inside. It is possible to stress oneself by worrying about some things. Examples of such are fear and certainty, attitude and perceptions, unrealistic expectations, and major life changes. Stress is not something that is healthy. People are advised to try as much as they can to relieve themselves from stress. There are proven negative health effects of stress. These include a headache, fatigue, difficulty in sleeping and irritability. Some of the health implications of stress can be life-threatening. Several ways are used in the management of stress.
The simple tips of dealing with stress are as follows. Stressed people are advised to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Nicotine and caffeine are known to be stimulants. These substances will increase the levels of stress rather than reducing. Despite alcohol being a depressant when consumed in large quantities, … Read More