For Biology this 4th quarter, I learned about the cell and its functions. With what I’ve read, I wasn’t able to think of anything that I could write about until my mom gave me an idea to relate it to my sport, golf! I decided to list down what I need to do to take care of my body properly (which is also taking care of my cells).
1. Before training or going to the golf course to play, I have to regularly eat a proper breakfast that would fill me up and provide me with energy for the day.
If I’m not able to get the energy I need, I won’t feel as active which means that I won’t be capable of moving properly. My body would just feel drained for the whole day causing me to not do what I need to do correctly. My cells won’t function well if I don’t eat the right food, too! If I eat sugar first thing in the morning, my energy wouldn’t stay up for the whole day. After a few hours, it would just drop. Aside from eating a balanced meal, I also drink smoothies every morning which gives me the right nutrients that my cells need.
2. If I’m playing golf or just practicing, I always have to have a bottle of water and a sports drink ready.
You might be thinking that by eating a balanced meal, I would have the energy for the whole day, but I need to keep myself hydrated as well. I’ve researched on how being dehydrated can affect you and apparently, even mild dehydration can change your mood. That’s why whenever I don’t drink enough water, I feel more tired as usual. For golf, I have to make sure that I’m always hydrated, so that I would be able to accomplish more during training.
3. I not only need to keep my energy up, but I need to learn how to do the golf swing correctly.
A few weeks ago, my left wrist started to hurt because I was and still am not doing the proper swing. Since I had only gotten back to the sport and started training regularly about two months ago, I still haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. It’s my goal to learn the correct swing in order for me to not injure myself anymore.
Even though you aren’t a golfer or athletic, make sure you always take care of your body down to your cells. Why? If you have a healthy body, you’d be able to do what you need to do everyday without feeling exhausted. Plus, if you have a strong immunity, you’d have a smaller chance of getting sick. I know no one would want to get sick, so what do you say? Will you take care of your body better than before?