To get into Jacksonville cheerleading, you must be at the top of your health and nutrition. You need to focus not only on looking physically good, but on staying healthy for the tasks ahead, too. If you are trying out for a team for the first time, you need to focus on these four things, health-wise:
Eat nutritious food. This is not rocket science and nobody needs to be a genius in order to know that nutritious food will keep your body in tip-top shape. Just fill your body with lots of real nutritious food and don’t rely on preservatives and processed food. You need to fuel yourself with fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, lean meat, and whole grains. The hardest part about eating healthy is finding and choosing the nutritious food over the processed and convenient food that you can buy anywhere. Plan your meals and snacks in advance, so you can prepare for them.
Drink plenty of water every day, and not just when you are practicing or exercising. You should drink in ounces the equal of half your body weight. If you weigh 120 pounds, you should aim to drink 60 ounces of water in a day. Most of the water bottles you can purchase have a label saying how many ounces it is. If you cannot figure it out, just use a measuring cup at home. Do it slowly, so you won’t feel like your body is being flooded.
Tryouts are stressful, yes. Aiming for a spot in a Jacksonville cheerleading camp is, yes, too much stress for many people. But, you need to keep the level of your stress down if you want to be a part of the squad. You need to figure out what causes this stress and how best to address it. Once you’ve figured out what’s causing you to feel stressed, you need to do all you can to eliminate this feeling.
Never deprive yourself of sleep. This is a cardinal rule for almost anything that you do. Not getting enough sleep is too stressful and it won’t let you think straight. Going to practice or tryouts with little sleep is a bad idea, especially if it’s coupled with unhealthy junk food. You will feel lethargic and you won’t be able to show off your skills to your coaches or mentors. Build a habit of getting adequate sleep per night.