From North America to Asia, Tim Hornibrook has visited every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Tim Hornibrook now resides in Sydney, Australia, where he enjoys following rugby, a sport he played competitively when growing up and during much of the early stages of his career.
When playing for rugby, building a solid nutrition regimen is essential for maintaining energy during training and competition. The sport itself is taxing on the body, as it involves a great amount of endurance and bodily contact when tackling and/or taking hits.
To ensure that they properly nourish their bodies for peak performance in a game, rugby players should consume a hearty breakfast and stay well hydrated before taking the field. Three hours before kickoff, a small meal comprised of pasta, cereal, or another high-glycemic food will help sustain energy throughout a match. It is equally important to fuel the body following a match. Consuming a meal packed with protein and carbohydrates replenishes the body and boosts the recovery of weary joints and muscles. The addition of salt also deters cramping.