Does that unfortunate pattern sound familiar? It’s a scenario that seems to plague a number of riders at all levels, and I know there was a point when I could definitely relate to it. Riders often face long days riding multiple horses or competing at horse shows that offer a limited food selection. We seem to have our horses’ diet, exercise and health regime down to a science, but when it comes to our own food and fitness routine – It consists far too often of whatever the food stand is selling and anything that we can squeeze into our schedule.
But now more than ever, it seems that rider health and fitness – and health and fitness in general – is all over the news (and the Facebook page of that guy who checks in at the gym every day, or the girl who Instagrams every salad or piece of salmon she eats #eatclean). With all the information and different dietary plans out there, what to actually eat can become very overwhelming. However, the importance of health and fitness is critical not only for competitive athletes such as equestrians, but also for long-term health.
That’s why we at PhelpsSports.com are so excited to welcome our newest columnist – Kimball Willson, certified health coach and founder of The Equestrian Health Coach (www.EquestrianHealthCoach.com)!
Read the full article here.