Whether you’re a professional, amateur or for leisure, being an equestrian rider can be a physically demanding pursuit. A fit and healthy body and mind helps you to perform at your best, reduces the risk of injury and maintain a strong partnership with your horse as well as enjoying a long and fulfilling riding career.
Here are 5 ways in which you can move towards your best rider health:
Incorporating both strength training and cardiovascular exercises in your weekly routine is crucial for a rider’s fitness. Strong legs and core can help improve your balance, stability and performance, while cardiovascular health is essentail for stamina and endurance. Activities like cycling, running or even long walks with light weight sessions will allow you to rider longer and with more energy.
As well as fitness, flexibility is vital for equestrian riders as it allows for better posture and aids in preventing injuries. Regular yoga or stretching sessions can help improve your flexibility, balance, and body awareness, making you a more agile and effective rider.
We all know that nutritious and clean eating is crucial for everyday health and very important for any athlete, including equestrian riders. Choose a well-balanced diet that includes lean protein, complex carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables to support your overall health and performance in the saddle. We’re partial to the odd glass of wine and chocolate bar, so don’t forget to treat yourself (everything in moderation of course!)
Equestrian sports can be mentally demanding, and it's important to prioritise your mental health. Practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation or mindfulness, to manage stress, improve focus, and boost overall wellbeing.
The EquaLife Terpenes supplements range is made in Australia, by riders, for riders with all-natural, nothing nasty ingredients. Chemicals naturally found in plants, Terpenes can have a wellness effect by acting on the body’s own endocannabinoid system, a complex network of cell receptors that work as chemical messengers. Research shows that Terpenes may contribute to wellness as part of healthy lifestyle management, and common effects include improvements in physical aches and tension, balancing mood and calmness, controlling appetite, sharper thinking, reducing restlessness and supporting sleep.
Remember to always consult with a healthcare professional before starting a new health routine. Share your rider health journey with us on social media to inspire others and create a supportive community of fellow equestrian riders!
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