5 Energy Boosting Tips from Olympian & Mum – Eloise Wellings

April 10, 2019

Eloise Wellings is a two-time Olympian, philanthropist and mum extraordinaire—she juggles motherhood, as well as being a Ubiquinol ambassador, a founding director of her charity Love Mercy and a professional athlete.

Continue reading to find out Eloise’s top tips on maintaining energy levels and how she makes the most of her daily routine:  

  1. Diet

For Eloise, following a clean diet doesn’t just mean eating healthy foods. She aims to eat the right types of foods – providing her with an energy-lift, including iron-rich foods to fuel both the brain and the body. She tries to include lean meats and whole-grains, B-vitamins which can be found in eggs, and complex carbs like wholegrain oats, brown rice or sweet potato as often as possible. “Everything I eat serves a purpose” explains Eloise, “whether it’s loading up with good quality carbohydrates to fuel my races, or recovering with protein to help my muscles prepare for the next race”.

  1. Sleep

Eloise knows how important it is to make sure she gets enough sleep. In order to stay on top of energy her gruelling training schedule and maintain energy levels she ensures she gets around 8 hours of sleep. “It’s important for me to get to bed at a reasonable time – I always aim to be in bed by 9:30 so I can fit in my morning training before getting my daughter ready for school the next day” says Eloise.

  1. Hydration

The Olympian expressed how important it is to drink as much water as possible to keep the body hydrated.  She aims to drink at least eight cups of water a day, and always keeps a water bottle by her side, especially in training sessions.

  1. Supplements

Even though Eloise has a well-balanced diet, she also take two supplements. The first is Ubiquinol (the active form of CoQ10), which she take daily. Ubiquinol assists with muscle inflammation and helps with maintaining energy levels. She also takes Magnesium as it helps to relax her muscles and help with managing muscle fatigue and cramps.

  1. Exercise

Eloise follows a strict training schedule, usually fitting in 2-3 training sessions per day, depending on her upcoming events. Eloise explained that exercise releases ‘feel good’ chemicals called endorphins which she believes greatly effects both her mood and energy levels. She suggests that everyone should aim to fit in at least half an hour of exercise each day. “Even if it is just a brisk walk to and from the bus stop, or lunch time walk around the block – it’ll make you feel so much better and far more energised” said Eloise.

 

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