By Dana Ryan, PhD, MBA, M.A. – Director, Sport Performance and Education
Sports is unquestionably one of the most missed forms of entertainment since stay-at-home measures were put in place due to the pandemic. While games have been postponed indefinitely, fans are tuning to replays of memorable matches — and like the rest of us, athletes are eager to get back to normal, which means playing for their fans.
Working with professional and elite athletes around the world, I’ve heard a lot of the same concerns since sports have been canceled or postponed — many are struggling to maintain their fitness and nutrition regimen? and feel anxious knowing that once the mandates are lifted; they’ll be expected to return at the top of their game. Like many of us who are trying to navigate fitness and health during these uncertain times, there are some things we can all do—no matter what level athlete you are—to maintain our physical fitness and motivation.
If you’re moving your body and getting that work out in, you’re an athlete who can also benefit from some of these topics. Here are some of the things my team and I have shared with Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes to help them maintain their physical and mental strength during the pandemic.