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Train like a Lioness!

Women’s football has had a lot to deal with over the years, but now it is really coming through and making a name for itself. This is down to the commitment and passion of millions of women around the world who play every week, whether it's five-a-side or international matches.

Football is beneficial to women in many ways.

It can help to ease menstrual cramps and can soothe some pre- menstrual symptoms too. Whether you train 7 days a week or want to play your best for your Five-a-side match, it is so important to focus on what you put into your body to be the best version of yourself.

Below are 6 tips to bring out the Lioness in you!

1. Stay hydrated - Good hydration is critical. Aim for around two litres of water spread throughout the day to maintain a good level of hydration. You should drink more water before, during and after to replenish the fluid lost through sweat during training and matches.

2. Eat enough to sustain your activity. - Eat a well balanced diet that contains quality carbohydrates, protein and fats throughout the week.

3. Plenty of wholefoods - Such as wholegrains, fruits and vegetables – This will guarantee you are getting your daily vitamin and mineral requirements.

4. Get your heart beating - Cardio is great for building stamina for Football, this could be running, going for a bike ride, HIIT and the training sessions.

5. Resistance training - Is great for whole body strength as a contrast to cardio. It allows you to isolate and strengthen individual muscles through weights and bodyweight exercises.

6. Recovery - Just as important as the training itself! Always take time to stretch and cool down properly, this will stop your body seizing up and help you to gain flexibility and mobility. Give yourself at least 20 minutes of stretching all parts of the body, using breathing to get deeper into each stretch.

There is no better time to get involved, whatever your interests or ambitions! Pick up that football and get practising!

We love to promote girls inclusion in sport. Did you know there is an amazing local football team that has girls teams? Find out more about Epping Youth FC here.

Did you know we treat Football injuries? The main ones being:

  • Knee ligament injuries - especially ACL

  • Hamstring and groin muscle strains

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Ankle sprains

  • Sports Massage

Give us a call to book in 0203 494 4343 or email or you if you are an existing client, you can also book online here. We would love to serve you!


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