Soccer is a live sport & second to baseball in the competition for Japan's most popular sport. Although soccer had been played right through the 20th century in Japan, it was traditionally at the amateur level exclusively. It was only 25 years ago in that Japan's first professional league—the J.
Water and exercise Not drinking enough water can have a major effect on your performance. You should start any exercise session well hydrated.
This means drinking water regularly throughout the day. The choice of drink depends on the intensity and duration of the exercise, and your training goals. In general: only water is needed for moderate exercise that lasts less than an hour an isotonic sports drink, milk, or a combination of high-carbohydrate food and water for hard sessions that last longer than an hour You can make a homemade sports drink with ml of squash not low calorie , ml water and a large pinch of salt.
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What to eat after exercise Food and drink also plays a part in recovering effectively from training. This might be your next main meal.
Food supplements and exercise In general, a balanced diet will provide the nutrients and energy necessary for sport without the need for food supplements.
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If you're trying to lose weight, you'll need to watch what you eat and drink after your workouts. If you consume more energy than you burned during your exercise, you may find yourself putting on weight rather than losing it.
A punishing exercise routine may not be the best way to lose weight. Check out our Lose weight section for more advice. Page last reviewed: 27 May Next review due: 27 May Support links.