Hampton-Varnville United: Health Tips

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Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
Pass these tips along to parents and team players about proper eating habits before, during and after a soccer game:

Eat far enough ahead so food doesn't make you sick to your stomach during the soccer game.

Eat a healthy meal about 3 or 4 hours before your practice or match.
If you must snack, eat only a small quantity of a complex carbohydrate.

Foods such as cereal, English muffins, pasta or a piece of toast. Make sure it's no less than an hour before the game.
Three hours before any sport activity, drink a couple of glasses of water (12 oz. sized glass).

Don't gulp! Sip the water slowly. One hour before game time, drink a little more water. During the match, drink a little water every 15 minutes or so. Drinking fluids is important!
After the game, drink more water.

Thirty minutes after any competition, eat a meal high in complex carbohydrates to help restore your body's blood sugar (glycogen levels).
Source: Institute for the Study of Youth Sports

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