Note of the editor: the TweetChat with Courtney has been postponed on June 26th.
The Californian and ASP World Tour member Courtney Conlogue teams up with Got Milk?, a trademark of the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), that was established in 1993 to make milk more competitive and increase milk consumption in California. The promise of this partnership is to help everyone feel great this summer.
Surf fitness has become trendy at top gyms and boot camps across the USA -and some other countries such as Australia or France. Surf-based moves strengthen and lengthen the core muscle groups. Since fitness classes can sometimes be expensive and aren’t always available everywhere, the CMPB has teamed up with Courtney Conlogue to bring free surf fitness and nutrition tips to everyone.
“Proper diet and exercise go hand-in-hand. My total body workouts will get you in shape and my favorite thirst-quencher, milk, provides the nutrition and power you need to fuel up“, says Courtney.
Including milk as part of a healthy exercise regimen, Courtney offers five nutrition tips for a strong body this summer:
- Fuel Up. Energy reserves are important for maintaining stamina during high endurance workouts. Start your day right. Steel cut oats with milk, dry fruit and nuts are a great way to energize. Snacks and small meals can also help rev up your metabolism during the day.
- Keep it Balanced. On your surf board and your plate, balance is key. Your diet should be made up of fresh and wholesome foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, lean meats and healthy fats like avocado or olive oil. Try a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato; add an apple and a tall glass of milk for a balanced meal on the go.
- Protein Rich. Proteins, made up of amino acids, are an essential building block of life. Protein helps the body build and repair muscle, grow and helps organs and cells work properly. Power up with rich proteins such as lean meats, beans, lentils, nuts or a good old-fashioned protein shake. A smoothie a day can provide you with a convenient dose of protein before or after your workout.
- Resist Junk Food. Junk food does not contain any useful nutrients. Instead of stopping for French fries pick up some carrot sticks, a handful of almonds or a multigrain bar with milk to keep you going.
- Avoid Dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to hydrate before, during and after workouts. Outdoor exercises under the hot summer sun will deplete your stores faster.
On June 16th at 6.30pm (Californian time), Courtney will host a TweetChat with tips to get fit this summer. Mention her (@neonboho) and Got Milk (@GotMilk), use the hashtag #GotMilkSurfs, and ask your questions to Courtney.