The Internet is awash with challenges. From J.Lo and A-Rod’s 10-day “zero carbs” challenge (not dietitian-approved and not a good idea for active swimmers unless you are looking to bonk in the pool), to charity-inspired money raising challenges (like the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS).
This summer, take the challenge fever in a positive direction and challenge yourself or your teammates to adopt healthy habits to enhance your swimming performance and set yourself up for good health in the years to come. Maybe coaches could set a nutrition challenge for their teams, too.
Challenge #1: Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. The breakfast should contain a grain food, a fruit, a protein-rich food, and a healthy fat. Here are five sample breakfasts to get you started on the breakfast challenge.
Challenge #2: Replace empty-calorie snacks with nutrient-rich snacks.
Challenge #3: Try one new food every other day. Break out of the chicken nuggets, fries, and pizza rut!
Happy challenges this summer!
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