This article explores some simple nutrition strategies a hiker can use to speed their recovery from injury (and get back out on the trail sooner!)
It's never fun being injured and not being able to get out on the trail. And unfortunately, this happens A LOT in the hiking community!
Sprained ankles, twisted knees, thrown out backs. These things are a hikers worst enemy.
And when these things happen, sometimes it can feel like there is nothing you can do.
You can't hike. You can't train. You are often limited from other activities in life which you love.
And it just turns into a waiting game until you start to feel better.
In this situation, things can often get a bit bleak.
However, there are some areas which can be incredibly beneficial to focus on during these times.
Such as nutrition.
And, if you can put your energy towards something which you can control (such as the food you put in your mouth) - you are going to feel a lot more empowered and positive.
This info graphic, created the fantastic accredited Sports Dieticians at Body Fusion Dietetics, details some simple nutrition strategies a hiker can use, to accelerate to help accelerate your injury recovery, maintain your health and muscle development and get you back on the trail quicker!
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Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.