Want to set and smash a personal fitness goal and raise funds for life-saving cancer research? Then sign up to The March Charge!
The March Charge is the month-long fitness challenge anyone can do – because you set the goal yourself. Choose a distance for your Charge, walk or run it by yourself or as a team, and raise vital funds for life-saving cancer research.
To help your Charge, we have come up with top nutrition tips to help you fuel up and reach your fitness goal!
Breakfast of champion chargers
Break the overnight fast with one of these nutritious breakfast ideas to replenish your energy stores and kick start your day so that you are ready and alert to charge into your fitness routine.
Staying well hydrated while you charge towards your goal is just as important as eating nutritious food, especially if the weather is hot. The general rule is: if you’re sweating, you need to be drinking fluids.
While you may think a soft drink, cordial, iced tea or sports drink is best for when you exercise, sweet drinks can make you thirstier.So rather than reaching for a sugary drink, plain tap water is the best drink choice. It’s inexpensive and quenches your thirst.
However, if you’re looking for something different, here are some good options:
Water flavoured with slices of lemon, cucumber, strawberries or mint. You could even add some berries or cucumber slices to a bottle of water and freeze.
Frappes made with ice and blended frozen fruit make for a nice treat and are also packed with fibre.
Fruit and vegies are full of fluid, so take some snacks during training like oranges, melon or cucumber sticks.
To hydrate before or after you exercise, good old plain milk is a great combination of protein and carbohydrate. You could also blend the milk with fruit of your choice for a delicious filling smoothie. Remember there is no need to add expensive protein powders! Try out these recipes: berrylicious smoothie or green smoothie.