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Nutrition & Health
RHSC encourages all of our players to continually be active and enjoy a healthy life style. Soccer is a great way for both children and adults to stay active as it improves cardio, coordination and endurance, as well as increases muscle tone and bone strength. However, being active is just one part of living a healthy lifestyle, as nutrition is an equally important component. We believe all members – both players and parents – should be educated on proper nutrition and hydration, and made aware of the benefits of eating well.
For the benefit of our members, we have put together the following documents which provide healthy eating and hydration tips, as well as wonderful meal ideas!
A main goal of Richmond Hill Soccer Club is to see all of our players reach their full potential, which is one reason why we believe proper nutrition and preparation is essential!
“The amount, composition and timing of food intake can profoundly affect sports performance. Good nutritional practice will help athletes train hard, recover quickly and adapt more effectively with less risk of illness and injury. Athletes should adopt specific nutritional strategies before and during competition to help maximize their performance.”
-The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
|- Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie||- Home Made Sports Drink||- Apple and Oats Yogurt|
|- Quinoa Salad||- Home Made 'Ice Cream'||- Home Made Hummus|
|- Twice Baked Potatoes||- Kale Salad & Chips||- Beet Pesto Pasta|
|- Roasted Sweet Potatoes|
|Canada’s Food Guide||Improve Your Eating, Improve Your Game|
| Benefits of a Healthy Diet ||Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Kids Playing Sports|
| Benefits of Physical Activity || Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living |
|The Female Athlete Perspective||Coaching Association of Canada: Sports Nutrition|