Most move classes (all ages) require a huge amount of vitality, center, and quality. Artists and instructors should fuel their bodies soundly to make something happen! Having a decent nibble when can truly help with muscle soreness, spasms, vitality levels, ability to focus, and solace. You might need to alter how much or little is devoured relying upon what number of classes are taken in succession and how physically requesting they are. This applies to minimal ones taking move class too!
What to avoid before dance class:
- Candy: Sugar highs or crashes make focusing very difficult on anyone. (Be nice to your dance teacher too!)
- Processed Foods: Food that is difficult to digest and low in protein sucks up energy.
- Big Meals: When dancers are too full it can make them lethargic, nauseous, or cramp easily.
- Soda: Soda is just bad in general because it can cause dehydration and add unnecessary sugar to the body.
- Fried/Fast Foods: These types of foods can easily cause an upset stomach, bloating, or gas while dancing.
- Not eating at all: Feeling hungry in the middle of dance class is distracting, hard on the body, and can cause fatigue. You want your dancer to pay attention in class to get your money’s worth, right?
- Cigarettes: Do we need to say more? Smoking or second hand smoke makes it that much more difficult to breathe properly and is terrible for dancers in general. Ones endurance and overall health will suffer greatly from smoking or being exposed to it regularly.
What dancers should eat or drink before dance class:
- Protein: Protein provides the body with energy that it needs and can be filling in small amounts without making the dancer feel too full.
- Fruits/Veggies: These can be light, healthy snacks to give you just what you need to get through dance class. Try mixing them with a little dairy or protein for more energy.
- Whole Grains: Good carbs help fuel the body for long periods of time.
- Water: Drink plain old water before, during, and after class to avoid dehydration and fatigue.
- Potassium: Potassium can help with cramping and muscle soreness if the dancer is really pushing their body hard.
What to eat or drink after dance class:
- Water: Hydrating after class flushes out toxins, helps with muscle soreness, and prevents dehydration.
- Fruits: Fresh fruits are good to eat after you dance because your body uses so much glucose during high levels of exercise. Fresh fruit will help replace that and aid in muscle development. Not to mention, fresh fruit juice is refreshing, light, and yummy!
- Potassium: Avoid muscle cramping and soreness with foods or drinks high in potassium. (Raisins, potatoes, bananas, tomato products, cooked spinach, yogurt)
- Protein: Refuel the body after expending so much energy. (Meats, nuts, cheese, beans)
In the event that we treat our bodies right, we can expect better outcomes amid move class. It is critical to empower good dieting propensities in artists so we help avoid hurtful dietary problems. At the point when artists are undesirable, they are more inclined to damage, weakness, soreness, stress, and stagnation with their improvement. On the off chance that you see undesirable propensities at your studio, if you don’t mind talk up to the executive. Remain fit, centered, and solid the sound way and feel greatly improved while you’re busy!