Once you have taken the best windsurfing lessons Dorset has to offer then you should replenish your energy stores with high quality, post surfing snacks.

Surfing can burn up to 300 calories an hour and uses a lot of muscles. If you want to make sure your surfing keeps you lean, trim and in shape, then keeping an eye on what you eat afterwards could make a real difference.

You need to make sure you have sufficient carbohydrates to replenish any glycogen stores that may have been used up, and protein in order to help repair any muscles you may have overworked during your session.

Consider these:

  • Banana
  • Other fresh or canned fruit
  • Muffins
  • Energy bar
  • Smoothie
  • Cheese sandwich
  • Banana and yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Humus and crackers
  • Tuna fish on a small bagel
  • Nutty chocolate
  • Energy drink
  • Meal replacement protein shake

Head to SurferToday.com to get more ideas about how to use nutrition to boost your work out and even plan your pre-surfing meals.

You also need to make sure you are hydrated as exercising for hours on end, in salt water in hot and windy conditions can dehydrate you very fast.

Make sure you bring energy drinks for the electrolytes, or coconut water if you want to eat clean, and make sure you bring enough.

To keep your snacks and drinks in tip-top condition then invest in some kind of lightweight cooler to prevent spoilage, and make that first post-work out drink all the more appetising.

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