National Sports Day 2020: History, Significance And Diet Tips To Perform Better At Sports

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National Sports Day 2020

History And Significance Of National Sports Day | When Is Sports Day Celebrated In India?

National Sports Day is observed on 29 August every year to commemorate the birthday of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. He was born on 29 August 1905 in the Prayagraj formerly Allahabad. Major Dhyan Chand was the captain of the Gold medal-winning Indian hockey team at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Sport is considered very important for physical and mental development. People who play any sport remain always healthy. There are many legends of the sport that have been in India like; PT Usha, known as Udanpari, Sachin Tendulkar, known as the Master Blaster, and Major Dhyan Chand, known as ‘Hockey Wizards’.

In this article, we will talk about hockey wizard Dhyan Chand besides we will find out the reasons behind the National Sports Day celebrations on August 29.

The greatest hockey players of India, ‘Major Dhyanchand Singh’, worldwide known as the ‘Wizard of Hockey’, was born on August 29, 1905, in the city of Allahabad. After getting a basic education, Dhyanchand joined the Indian Army as a soldier in 1922.

Major Dhyanchand Singh ‘is a true sportsman; he is motivated to play hockey by Subedar Major Tiwari, himself a sports lover. Dhyanchand started playing hockey under his supervision.

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Because of outstanding performance in the game, Dhyanchand appointed as ‘Lance Naik’ in 1927, and in 1932 he was promoted to Nayak and Subedar in 1936 when he was an Indian hockey team captain. Then he went on to become a lieutenant; Captain and eventually was promoted to Major.

Diet Tips To Perform Better At Sports

Add Green Vegetables to Daily Diet: Yes, we know you’ve heard this so many times from various health experts and nutritionists. But adding more green vegetables to your diet does not help you perform better at sports. green vegetables such as spinach, are rich in nitrates, can help you improve your performance in sports, new research claims. Nitrate, which is commonly found in leafy green vegetables, is essential for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise and outdoor sports.

Green vegetables such as spinach, are rich in nitrates, can help you improve your performance in sports.

Keep Yourself Hydrated: It is important for athletes to maintain energy themselves, hydrated and focused. When we sweat, our bodies become dehydrated because most electrolytes lost through sweat. We need to fuel our bodies to continue, and for that, we need carbohydrates and insulin. Therefore, it is important for the body to retain water. You should keep sipping water regularly. For other options, one can opt for fresh fruit juice, which is full of good carbohydrates that help refuel your body with energy and keep your system active and healthy. It is not only important for an athlete to hydrate himself on the run/games, but also on previous days. This is because the summer may take a lot of electrolytes, which are essential to be refilled with fresh juice and water.

Avoid unhealthy snacking After Sports: In a recent study, researchers found that snacking on unhealthy foods after a game can make players wear a lot of fat. This is mainly because of unhealthy snacks (read: burgers, pizza, soft drinks, etc.) that are loaded with empty calories and immediately after the match/run, our body needs to regain lost energy; therefore, the athlete may actually end up consuming more calories than they burn while exercising.

The researchers found that snacking on unhealthy foods after a game can make players wear a lot of fat.

A Cup of Coffee To Improves Your Athletic Performance: The Role of caffeine as a performance aid for athletes has been discussed in a variety of platforms, and the conclusion is that the coffee is ergogenic (energy generation) drink and aid in endurance sports. As per a new study, researchers found that sipping a cup of coffee in the morning can help improve athletic endurance. Coffee is a popular source of caffeine; Therefore, you may add it to your daily diet. However, avoid milk and sugar because it can increase the number of calories.

Remember, what you add to your daily diet makes a lot of difference on your performance in sports. But make sure you consult a nutritionist before you add anything new to your diet.

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