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“Queensland Made” for Queensland Firebirds and Netball Queensland.

Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds have partnered with local sportswear manufacturer and beloved Netball experts, GAME Clothing, for 2021.

The formalised partnership will see the Official Apparel Partner GAME, join in on the celebrations of the Queensland Firebirds 25th anniversary, with new look team and staff apparel as well as all club merchandise, including a Limited Edition ‘25 Year’ range.

“GAME Clothing have an incredible history of providing Queensland netballers with locally made custom sportswear, right here in Brisbane” says Netball Queensland Director of High Performance, Demelza Fellowes.

“We are excited to be partnering with the leading local Queensland manufacturer, particularly in this milestone year for our Club.” 

Firebirds merchandise will be available at all home games throughout 2021* and online at gameclothing.com.au. The first drop of 2021 merchandise will be available on 9 April 2021 with a wider release to occur on the eve of Round 1 on Sunday 2 May. 

GAME and the Firebirds have combined to create some exciting products for the ‘25 Year’ range, celebrating the Club’s legacy and some truly magic moments from their history.

“We are proud to be working with the Queensland Firebirds this year and excited to celebrate 25 years of Elite Netball in Queensland” says Mellissa Pashen, Director of GAME Clothing.

“The Firebirds brand has come a long way since 1997 and our creative team have loved exploring the history to deliver some really great products. As fans of Netball ourselves, it’s such an honour to provide Queensland players and supporters, with Queensland made clothing.”

The partnership with GAME extends beyond the Firebirds, with all Queensland netballers reaping benefits.

Fellowes continues; “Their knowledge and care for the netball community means partnering with GAME gives us security knowing we will receive quality garments not just for the Firebirds and our passionate Purple Family, but also our State Teams and participants at Netball Queensland events throughout the year.” 

As well as supporting the Suncorp Super Netball team, the partnership extends across the entire Netball Queensland portfolio including the State Team programs, HART Sapphire Series Officials, NQ Officials, Nissan Arena, Vicki Wilson Cup & Primary Schools Cup, Queensland Sapphire Program, Diamond Spirit Program and the Nissan State Age Carnival.

“The GAME Tent is back at Nissan State Age!” Mellissa says, referring to the crowd favourite merchandise tent, a staple of the carnival experience in previous years. 

“Players, umpires and supporters love our Queensland made products. We are excited to be back in the heart of the carnivals, engaging with the community and providing quality event merchandise. We have been exploring how to make the GAME Tent better and are very excited with what this year will bring.”

To celebrate the Netball Queensland partnership GAME will release a new co-branded GAME Originals x NQ Umpire range which will also launch on 9 April 2021 at gameclothing.com.au. It is the first drop of many collaborative products that will be available online throughout the year and at NQ events along with a wide range of carnival merchandise.

For more info on GAME clothing: gameclothing.com.au
For more info on Netball Queensland: qld.netball.com.au
For more info on Queensland Firebirds: firebirds.net.au

Albany Creek Brumbies are GAME Ready for their 25th season!

In their milestone year, the Albany Creek GPS Brumbies have partnered with GAME Clothing as the club’s official uniform supplier, for authentic Aussie made custom teamwear both on and off the field.

It’s an exciting year for Albany Creek, with the introduction of the Girls Rugby Academy and brand-new facilities to help celebrate their milestones.

The Brumbies chose GAME because of the super-quick turnarounds, attention to detail, personalised service and superior quality print technologies, but also because GAME have always been proud to manufacture right here in Australia. 

With full support of boosting female participation in sport, GAME have jumped on to sponsor the Girls Academy. 

The grassroots club caters to Boys and Girls between 5 – 17 years. GAME have adapted the Brumbies’ colours; Navy, Emerald and Orange for the boys and Navy, Emerald and Magenta for the girls onto a new clean design. The vibrancy of their uniforms creates a striking look on and off the field that is gaining much attention. 

The Brumbies needed a variety of garment styles for their teams and staff. The senior teams will wear GAME’s SlimFit Rugby Jersey, Juniors in the Raglan Stub Collar Tees and both teams in Elite Gusset Rugby Shorts with custom Football Socks. The t

raining shirts and Girls Academy shirts are GAME’s Set Sleeve Mac Tees.

GAME Clothing was founded in the early nineties and has always had a history of helping great local teams make it to game day looking their best. Customers love the ease of using local suppliers and GAME’s ability to meet every deadline.

“It is important to us as a club that we work with other local businesses wherever possible and with GAME located just down the road from our fields, it made great sense to build a partnership with them.” says Col Langton, Albany Creek’s President “Of course, quality and excellence are also important factors we look for when we partner with any business – and GAME has those qualities by the bucket-load”. 

The preseason is happening now, with the Girls Academy launching in April and the rugby season kicking off properly in May. The online GAME portal for the club will enable everyone to get their teamwear fast and easy, another reason why the club loved GAME’s approach to streamlining every part of the process.

“Grassroots rugby is so vital for the future of the sport” comments Mellissa, GAME’s owner “we have loved bringing our expertise at this local level to help create the new Girls Academy – it’s a great partnership and we can’t wait to see how this academy grows over the coming seasons”.

For more information on Albany Creek GPS Brumbies Rugby Union visit:

www.albanycreekgps.com.au

Travelodge Aussie Spirit celebrate 2020 NAIDOC week with inaugural Indigenous supporter top

2020 Naidoc Week Shirts

This is an extract from Softball Australia’s press release here.

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Travelodge Aussie Spirit celebrate NAIDOC week with inaugural Indigenous supporter top

Softball Australia and the Travelodge Aussie Spirit are pleased to unveil the team’s first ever Indigenous supporter top celebrating individual athlete’s journeys from all parts of Australia, to the pinnacle of women’s softball in the country.

The supporter tops are an idea brought to life by Travelodge Aussie Spirit captain and proud Kamilaroi woman, Stacey Porter who is the current record holder for most games played for Australia with over 430 and counting, along with her West Australian teammate Leah Parry.

“Leah actually suggested it to me, we had a chat just after the Super Netball Indigenous Round, and she suggested we do something like that,” said Porter. “It was good timing because we had just signed on to the new apparel company GAME Clothing so it was great to kickstart it and get the ball rolling.”

Based in Queensland when she’s not competing internationally, Porter reached out to Ipswich Indigenous artist Kylie Hill – after previously connecting through softball – to create a unique design.

Not only a talented artist who runs her own business, KJH Artworks, Kylie and her family are fixtures of the softball scene in Queensland.

Kylie’s journey with softball began in Mt Isa for the Wanderers Softball Association; she has since played, umpired and scored in the Redlands Softball Association for Sharks, Logan Softball Association for Chiefs, South Brisbane Softball Association for Southside Stingers and now her home Association in Ipswich where she has played with Raiders, Tigers, Stingers and the Murri Taipans Softball Club.

She has also been part of the annual Murri Women’s Softball Tournament for the past seven years as both a player with the Sista Girlz United team and playing a role in delivering the event.

Her son Jak also contributed to the design of the supporter tops. A talented softballer himself, Jak has represented Queensland at the schoolboys level, and played with the Metropolitan West Schoolboys team, Redlands – Sharks Softball Club, Logan – Chiefs Softball Club, South Brisbane – Southside Stingers and Ipswich, his home association. He has also played for Raiders, Outlaws and is currently playing for the Murri Taipans. Jak is also an Australian accredited umpire and has coached.

Kylie and Jak have titled their design “Our Aussie Spirt Journey”, the story behind the artwork being:
“We came from all over this beautiful country we call home, Australia. We have shared our journeys with families and friends and now we want to share it with you. All the hard work, dedication, sweat and tears have made us what we are today. We will be playing hard for our country and won’t let anything bring us down. We are the Travelodge Aussie Spirit Softball Team.”

“That’s what the Aussie Spirit is, it’s all about bringing people together and Kylie did a fantastic job coming up with the design, she was super involved and really excited to be asked,” Porter said of the design and story.

“The way she and Jak pulled the drawing together is really special and I’m really proud they’ve done such a good job.”

Kylie and Jak have created two designs: a supporter top available for purchase through Softball Australia’s Apparel Partner GAME Clothing, and a training singlet to be provided exclusively to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit squad members.

Porter says having Kylie’s design on their training apparel while they’re competing for Australia at home or overseas fills her with immense pride for her culture not only herself but for Indigenous Aussie Spirit representatives before her and of course her current teammates Janice Blackman and Tarni Stepto.

“It’s such a special design, the Indigenous culture is something that myself, those before me and Janice and Tarni who are there now are really proud of,” added Porter.

“And when we’re travelling around the world and we’ve got that design on our singlet, we can connect to that spiritually really quickly. It’s a really special thing to be anywhere in the world and know that you’re connected to somewhere, that’s something you can’t make up.

“I think it’s something that can bring us together, the girls in the squad who aren’t Indigenous are all on board with it which is really cool, and it’s something for the other countries we compete against to understand a little more about the Indigenous culture and the Australian culture too.

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The Travelodge Aussie Spirit Indigenous supporter top is now available to order from Softball Australia merch portal.

GAME will take pre-orders for the next two weeks to ensure delivery Australia wide by Christmas.

Softball Australia, Victoria are GAME Ready!

Softball Australia is pleased to announce a formalised partnership with GAME Clothing, an Australian owned and operated apparel company that not only kits out the National teams, but also Victorian state teams.

Already a supplier of uniforms for the Aussie Diamonds Development Tours, GAME will now suit up the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and their respective junior pathway programs as well as staff uniforms.

The 2021 Summer Slam range will also be produced by the manufacturer.

The significant deal also sees GAME Clothing working with Softball Victoria competing in National Championships across all age groups.

“This is a great development for us at Softball Australia and Softball Victoria. Being based in Australia, GAME will provide reliable, efficient and affordable products to both players and fans,” said David Pryles, Chief Executive Officer at Softball Australia.

“From a Softball Australia perspective, we’re delighted to be able to join forces with Victoria and assist them in a significant partnership that will certainly benefit their respective stakeholders.”

Softball fans will be able to purchase all replica apparel and supporter wear through an exclusive Softball Australia online store.

“To partner with an Australian owned and operated apparel company is a great fit for Softball Australia and our high performance programs,” added Pryles.

“GAME Clothing has provided outstanding products and service already through the Aussie Diamonds Tours and we’re excited to see that extend to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and our supporters through the online store.”

Softball Victoria CEO Nick Frayne said joining Softball Australia in the apparel partnership is a first step to securing further commercial agreements for the state.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Softball Australia in the commercial space for the betterment of the sport in Victoria,” said Frayne.

“The joint partnership with GAME Clothing is hopefully one of many we’ll be able to take advantage of in the future, and provides our elite athletes with access to high quality apparel that they can be proud to wear representing the Big V.”

GAME Clothing has a 25 year legacy providing quality sports garments and service to all grades of sport with an extensive list of valued customers and partnerships including the Sunshine Coast Lightning, Central Pulse, Hockey Victoria and Volleyball Queensland. The accredited Ethical Clothing company has also worked with the Brisbane Bullets, Brisbane Bandits, Queensland Firebirds, Netball Queensland and the Australian Defence Force.

Mellissa Pashen, Director of GAME Clothing, said they were looking forward to working with Softball Australia on an expanded partnership.

“We were thrilled to have the up and coming generation of talent wearing our Australian made products and to now extend that to the Australian men and women is fantastic. The Aussie staff and players will be GAME Ready, knowing the uniforms they wear are supplied and manufactured in the country they are proud to represent.” said Pashen.

To celebrate the new partnership, GAME Clothing have Australia hoodies and beanies on sale now through the online store.

“We’re looking forward to providing fans, friends and family with replica and supporter gear starting with hoodies and beanies available now,” added Pashen.

The Softball Australia online store is live now on GAME Clothing’s website.

Softball Australia is pleased to announce a formalised partnership with GAME Clothing, an Australian owned and operated apparel company that not only kits out the National teams, but also Victorian state teams.

Already a supplier of uniforms for the Aussie Diamonds Development Tours, GAME will now suit up the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and their respective junior pathway programs as well as staff uniforms.

The 2021 Summer Slam range will also be produced by the manufacturer.

The significant deal also sees GAME Clothing working with Softball Victoria competing in National Championships across all age groups.

“This is a great development for us at Softball Australia and Softball Victoria. Being based in Australia, GAME will provide reliable, efficient and affordable products to both players and fans,” said David Pryles, Chief Executive Officer at Softball Australia.

“From a Softball Australia perspective, we’re delighted to be able to join forces with Victoria and assist them in a significant partnership that will certainly benefit their respective stakeholders.”

Softball fans will be able to purchase all replica apparel and supporter wear through an exclusive Softball Australia online store.

“To partner with an Australian owned and operated apparel company is a great fit for Softball Australia and our high performance programs,” added Pryles.

“GAME Clothing has provided outstanding products and service already through the Aussie Diamonds Tours and we’re excited to see that extend to the Travelodge Aussie Spirit, Aussie Steelers and our supporters through the online store.”

Softball Victoria CEO Nick Frayne said joining Softball Australia in the apparel partnership is a first step to securing further commercial agreements for the state.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Softball Australia in the commercial space for the betterment of the sport in Victoria,” said Frayne.

“The joint partnership with GAME Clothing is hopefully one of many we’ll be able to take advantage of in the future, and provides our elite athletes with access to high quality apparel that they can be proud to wear representing the Big V.”

GAME Clothing has a 25 year legacy providing quality sports garments and service to all grades of sport with an extensive list of valued customers and partnerships including the Sunshine Coast Lightning, Central Pulse, Hockey Victoria and Volleyball Queensland. The accredited Ethical Clothing company has also worked with the Brisbane Bullets, Brisbane Bandits, Queensland Firebirds, Netball Queensland and the Australian Defence Force.

Mellissa Pashen, Director of GAME Clothing, said they were looking forward to working with Softball Australia on an expanded partnership.

“We were thrilled to have the up and coming generation of talent wearing our Australian made products and to now extend that to the Australian men and women is fantastic. The Aussie staff and players will be GAME Ready, knowing the uniforms they wear are supplied and manufactured in the country they are proud to represent.” said Pashen.

To celebrate the new partnership, GAME Clothing have Australia hoodies and beanies on sale now through the online store.

“We’re looking forward to providing fans, friends and family with replica and supporter gear starting with hoodies and beanies available now,” added Pashen.

The Softball Australia online store is live now on GAME Clothing’s website.

A MORNING AT SUNSHINE COAST

 

Meet GAME Ambassadors, Laura Langman and Steph Wood with “A Morning at Sunshine Coast” this Saturday 9 June 2018.

Hosted by Sunshine Coast Netball Association, Laura and Steph will be Guest Coaches during a QPL Exhibition Match during Round 3 of Saturday morning fixtures as well as holding a Q&A with fans, signing autographs and taking selfies.

GAME Clothing will also launch it’s new range of umpire clothing; ‘GAME Umpires’, during the event.

Formalities will run from 9am until Midday at Sunshine Coast Netball Association, Maroochydore MultiSports Complex, 108 Fisherman’s Rd, Maroochydore.

‘GAME Umpires’ go on sale from 9am at gameclothing.com.au with limited ‘GAME Originals’ and ‘GAME Umpires’ stock on sale at the event.

Be Original

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GAME Originals

We are pleased to announce the beginning of GAME Originals. Our fitness range that has you covered for all types of training.

Conceptualised by the demand of our customers, we have created an innovative “Originals” range purposefully designed to motivate, train comfortably, look great and support healthy lifestyles.

The opportunity to inspire and encourage individuals to feel confident when participating in exercise is what we are all about!

GAME are excited to launch the first release of our high quality, affordable, locally made fitness range; GAME Originals.

Available now at gameclothing.com.au

Brand Ambassadors Langman & Wood sign with Game

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Leading sportswear manufacturer Game Clothing is pleased to announce the signing of two exciting brand ambassadors and professional athletes, Laura Langman & Stephanie Wood.

The partnership will extend over the next twelve months and will bring together a proudly Australian owned & operated business who has been in operation for over 24 years and two highly successful professional athletes’ who have both represented their respective countries & participate in the strongest netball competition in the world.

Laura & Stephanie both epitomise all the qualities valued by Game Clothing and their role as ambassadors will include designing and developing garments, promoting products and a variety of exciting social media activations.

Mellissa Pashen, Director of Game Clothing is thrilled with this partnership, “Aligning our brand with these two outstanding women & athletes is a highlight for our business, we are looking forward to working together & especially introducing an exciting new range of clothing based on their in depth knowledge & experience.”

Laura Langman is one of the most respected and recognised athletes in Netball, she is widely known for her exceptional precision and supreme fitness on the court and her values and ethics off the court. “The opportunity to become part of the Game Clothing team and work closely on creating and promoting the high quality locally produced garments whilst inspiring the community to participate in sport is an exciting new adventure and I can’t wait to get started.”

Stephanie Wood is one of the hottest new talents on the Australian Netball scene, Stephanie worked her way up through the ranks with true determination & did all the right things to get her chance at professional Netball. After debuting a few years ago, she hasn’t looked back & has become quite a success story. Stephanie is a local Queensland girl who was a member of the Game Clothing staff prior to launching her career. “I have always been part of the Game Clothing family & with a complete understanding of the business first hand and a passion for fun, fitness & health I look forward to supporting Game who have always supported me.”

The new ambassadors have already planned an adventurous video blog so stay tuned for more news and announcements.

Healthy after game snack idea’s

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The feeling you get from giving it your all, totally pushing your body to perform at it’s best and playing hard is one of the finest sensations we can experience. That rush of endorphins and the satisfaction you get from a first rate effort, whether it be on the footy field, basketball court or running track, makes participating in sport worth every drop of sweat. When you’ve used every ounce of energy in your body it’s tempting to refuel with convenience foods like energy bars, confectionery and fast food. You’ve worked hard, right? You probably burnt 5 Mars bars worth of calories during the game, plus you’re STARVING!

Post Game Snack Idea’s
Stop for just a second and consider the best thing for your body at this time. Your muscle proteins have broken down, your carbohydrate stores are depleted, electrolyte levels are bottoming out and you are in need of serious hydration. The Mars bar is not going to cut it, your body needs replenishing with foods to help it recover not make it work harder.

Sports nutrition experts have found that the best time for refuelling is in the first 30 minutes after exercise when the body is most receptive to vital nutrients. For this reason it pays to be organised and have your post game snack ready to eat shortly after you come off the field or as soon as you get home.

What to eat after sport
The short answer is lean protein and carbohydrates. This is clearly open to a lot of scope so you’ll definitely be able to find something delicious which ticks all the flavour boxes for you.

Eggs – the post workout snack which combines both protein and carbohydrates plus is full of 11 vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fats and antioxidants.
Brown rice, quinoa – both contain carbs, protein and fibre and will fill you up fast, plus they contain magnesium, iron and potassium.

Fruit – fruit is the perfect after sport food as it is convenient, no preparation needed and it’s easy to eat. Fruit such as banana’s, kiwi fruit, blueberries, pineapple and oranges top the list. They’re bursting with antioxidants (fights muscle soreness), potassium (electrolytes), glycogen (to help rebuild muscles), calcium (strong bones), bromelain (a natural anti-inflammatory which helps heal bruises, sprains and swelling) and vitamin C (for muscle tissue repair and iron absorption).

Salmon and tuna – lean fish is a great source of protein and omega-3 fats to help rebuild muscles.
Whole grain – whole grain bread, crackers, wraps etc combined with lean protein such as chicken, turkey, tuna and salad provide a killer combo of healthy carbs and protein.
Greek yoghurt – contains double the protein than other styles of yoghurt. Throw together with some nuts and dried fruit for a great after sport snack.
It’s possible to replenish your bodies lost nutrients and help with recovery without needing expensive powders, protein bars and shakes with all these great vitamin and mineral packed natural food sources.

Next time you’re heading out to play, leave the energy bars at home and grab a healthy option for your post game snack instead. Your body will thank you.

3 Exercise tips for getting volleyball fit

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The type of fitness needed to develop your volleyball game includes vertical jump power, stamina, speed as well as explosive strength. A range of different exercises and training is needed to excel at these skills.

Power training for volleyball

Strength training is essential to your volleyball game. Exercising to establish a powerful vertical jump to be able to spike, set, block and dive quickly and with accuracy over and over during a game involves increasing your explosive strength.

Training to increase your explosive power could include a program of lifting weights. It’s important to gradually build up your weights over a period of weeks to avoid injury.

Plyometrics workouts

Plyometrics workouts involve specific high intensity exercises to build up explosive strength and speed.

These exercises are ideal for the speed and power needed in volleyball’s fast paced game. They teach your muscles how to react fast and with force. Some examples of a plyometrics exercises are:

For legs

  • Drop Jumping – dropping of a step, landing on the floor and immediately jumping up onto another step or box
  • Bounding – over sized strides are used in a running action
  • Standing based jumps – jumping on the spot with a leg tuck or splits when jumping

For arms

  • Chest pass – quickly passing a medicine ball between two players, beginning the throw pushing off from the chest and drawing the ball into the chest when catching.
  • Press up hand clap – press up with a hand clap at arm extended position

A good warm up is essential before carrying out plyometrics exercises.

Volleyball player cardio conditioning

Increasing cardio stamina with high intensity interval training (HIIT) enables you to stay on top the whole game. HIIT cardio training 3 or 4 days per week will increase lung capacity and staying power. One of the great benefits of HIIT is that the period of exercise is usually short but the fitness pay off is substantial.

HIIT is a group of exercises performed at high intensity for a short period with a rest in between exercise of less than a minute. An example of a HIIT workout is:

  • 30 seconds of jumping jacks – 10 second break
  • 30 second wall sit – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of push ups – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of ab crunches – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of step ups – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of squats – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of triceps dips- 10 second break
  • 30 second plank – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of high knees running on the spot – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of lunges – 10 second break
  • 30 seconds of rotational push ups – 10 second break
  • 30 second right side plank – 10 second break
  • 30 second left side plank – 10 second break

The pay off for all this hard work is your performance on the volleyball court will become more responsive and increased over all fitness means you’ll still have energy and power to give it all in the last minutes.

Tips to keep hydrated during exercise

Staying properly hydrated during exercise is extremely important for many reasons. If your body’s not getting enough water or liquids during the game, your performance mightn’t be the only thing to suffer.

Water is essential to the body to maintain blood volume, regulate temperature and allow muscles to work. You lose fluids during exercise from sweating and the moisture on your breath.

You don’t have to be running an ultra marathon on a very hot day to become dehydrated. Any exercise where you break a sweat, even lightly, can cause dehydration if you don’t replace the lost water. Although exercising at a high intensity in humid, warm or hot temperatures will mean you lose water faster.

You can’t perform at your best if you are not properly hydrated. Dehydration can affect physical function as well as reducing reaction time due to impaired mental ability. This could result in loss of coordination, problems making quick decisions (like where to kick the soccer ball) and increased perception of exertion. Ever had a huge game of netball, footy or basketball and played your hardest, only to have the coach ask why you were hanging back? This could have been due to dehydration.

Symptoms of dehydration

Symptoms of dehydration can vary from mild to severe. The more dehydrated you become the more extreme the symptoms which can occur. Signs you are not getting enough water can include:

  • dry mouth
  • feeling thirsty
  • little or no urination
  • dark yellow or amber coloured urine
  • confusion or irritability
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle cramps
  • dizziness
  • fatigue

Issues can occur when you become dehydrated during, as well as after, exercise until you regain the lost liquids.

How to stay hydrated during exercise

  • Make sure you start your training, exercise or game well hydrated.
  • Schedule regular drink breaks during exercise, organise water stations or carry adequate liquids with you.
  • Assist your liquid intake by including foods high in water during breaks, before or after exercise. eg – watermelon, oranges, strawberries, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, rock melon or honeydew melon or pineapple.
  • Little and often is better than gulping down large amounts of water in one go.
  • If you are exercising hard for more than an hour sports drinks or a natural alternative (see below) can help you perform for longer.
  • Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink. If you are thirsty, or have a dry mouth, you’re already showing signs of dehydration.

Replenish electrolytes naturally

Sports drinks promotions tell us that we need their drinks to give our body’s essential electrolytes and carbohydrates lost during exercise. It is true that these two things will help your body hydrate and replenish energy after sport, however commercial sports drinks are not the only way to achieve this.

Sports drinks are full of refined sugar (much the same as a soft drink), artificial colours and flavours. Here are several easy ways to get electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium and chloride) and carbohydrates naturally.

  • Juice – Celery + Apple + Lemon – Naturally occurring electrolytes in this juice come from the celery, apple and lemon.
  • Mix – Sea salt + Baking soda + Lemon + Maple syrup + Water – Baking soda reduces the body’s acidity and provides a source of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Shake – Raw coconut water + Chia seeds – Raw coconut water contains electrolytes and potassium and is low in sugar. The chia seeds contain omega 3 fats, protein and fibre for energy.
  • Blend – Frozen banana + Almond milk + Kale – Banana and almonds provide potassium and magnesium to help regulate fluid stores. Kale is an excellent source of magnesium and calcium.

Don’t let dehydration stop you performing at your best. Remember to stay hydrated all day and drink extra fluid during and after exercise.

Ref – Natural electrolyte drink recipes

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