3. Get the right micronutrients
THE older you get, the more vital and important the smaller nutrients become. For example, vitamin D and calcium help to maintain bone health whereas vitamins C and A can help to bolster the immune system and fight off diseases. All of these will play a crucial part in allowing an older boxer to maintain their training regime, maximise their time spent in the ring and gym, but also help them to recover following intense sparring and/or training. So it’s sensible to eat a ‘rainbow’ of fresh fruit and veg throughout the day, everyday.
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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS