Health

 

Pains

·         There is “good” pain, which you go through to get in shape, and “bad” pain, which signals an injury.  If you have a pain, then talk to Coach Culp about it.

 

Sleep

·         In order to perform to your potential, it is important that you get enough sleep.  Therefore, you need to get at least 8 hours of sleep.  However, you should get 10 hours of sleep if at all possible.

 

Nutrition

·         In order to perform to your potential, it is important that you abide by the following:

o   Eat a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner every day, because they provide energy.

§  Grains, especially whole, should be 30% of each meal.

§  Vegetables, especially a variety, should be 30% of each meal.

§  Fruits, especially a variety, should be 20% of each meal.

§  Proteins, especially lean, should be 20% of each meal.

§  Milk, especially 1%, should be 1 cup at each meal.

o   Eat a snack after every practice and race, because it speeds recovery.

o   Avoid fatty and sugary foods, because they are poor energy sources.

o   Take a multivitamin every day, because it provides essential nutrients.

o   Drink lots of water throughout every day, because it keeps you hydrated.