Our immune system keeps us from becoming sick and, if we do, it enables us to recover quickly, so it is essential for ensuring you can golf all year round.

Immune System, Health

Combining  a busy work schedule, physical training and a busy golfing calendar makes it important to maintain optimum immune function.

To minimise the risks of infection when recovering from physical activity, practise good hygiene, digest adequate nutrients and have plenty of rest. Plan your daily food and fluid intake to ensure nutritional requirements are met.

Ways of including a wide variety of nutrients:

  • Include in your diet cereal foods such as wholemeal, multi-grain or seeded breads, fibre rich cereals, brown rice or wholemeal pasta
  • Select a wide variety of fruit and vegetables during the day. Add a selection of different coloured vegetables to meals
  • Include different salad options in lunchtime sandwiches, making an extra effort to have a nutrient packed filling
  • Plan ahead for the coming day ensuring not to rely on takeaway meal choices and snacks. Make lunch the evening before, packing a variety of healthy snacks into your golf bag
  • Fad diets do not work on a long-term basis. In aiming to reduce body weight or manipulate body composition, aim to include as wide a variety of healthy, nutritious foods as possible.
  • If you don’t eat red meat, ensure to replace meat in some recipes with lentils or textured vegetable protein, ie spaghetti bolognese or lasagne