Kiteboarding: keep fit and follow the right diet

Kiteboarding demands fitness and a right diet. Healthy habits are extremely important and KB4Girls has tips for female and male riders.

Kiteboarding involves performing powerful repeated movements that can be extremely physically demanding.

This can help to keep you in shape and give you the body that you have always wanted. The downside is that muscles get tired and a kiteboarder's body can start to suffer from the effects of fatigue.

Carbs are fuel for the muscles during high intensity exercise. If you are on the water for longer than two hours then you will need to refuel in order to ensure that you remain at your performing best. A simple sandwich or a smoothie can be useful.

It is also important to remain hydrated whilst you are kiteboarding. Ensure that you have drunk plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can lead to dehydration.

If muscle cells are not hydrated properly, protein synthesis will slow down, which will reduce the growth and recovery of muscle tissue. However, do not over-hydrate.

Kiteboarding also requires high levels of concentration. In order to make sure that you are functioning to the optimum level in this area, you should ensure that you consume plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in mackerel, herring, salmon, trout, squid oil and flaxseed oil.

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