For ages, sports have been associated more with men than women. Most of the priorities, facilities, opportunities and even funding are directed towards sports; which involve men as opposed to women. Even the vast coverage of sports by the media is usually focused on men. While most of sports bodies are usually constituted by men being the majority. Also, most sports are a great way for benefiting your health.
Women love sports too, not only men
This does not necessarily mean that women can’t participate in sports. Or that there are most fans don’t love to watch women participating in sports activities. On the contrary; fans love to watch women participate in sports. But they usually never get that chance; because of the little attention and coverage.
Formerly this website belonged to Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) of United Kingdom an organization; which was founded in 1984. It was re-launched in 2007; as Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF). Hence, why they moved to a new domain wsff.org.uk; where you can find more information about their activities and overall health.
Basically, the organization was dedicated to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sports as well as physical activities. They were committed to improving, increasing and promoting opportunities for women and girls; in all roles and at all levels; in sport, fitness, health and physical activity; through advocacy, information, education, research and training. The foundation campaigned for change at all levels of sport through raising awareness as well as influencing policy.
Since 1984, the Women’s Sports Foundation had been involved in a variety of projects to promote women’s sport. These have included:
- The Women’s Sports Foundation Awards for Girls and Young Women: sponsored by Tampax, which provided £100,000 in grants to young sportswomen during 1992 and 1993.
- Training for Britain’s top sportswomen: on working with the media, attracting sports sponsorship, employment opportunities in sport and recreation; and receiving benefits from sports science support.
- National Action Plan for Women’s and Girls’ Sport and Physical Activity (1999-2001): The WSF National Action Plan advocated a multi-agency approach to promoting sport and physical activity for women and girls. And was designed to encourage sport-related organizations to identify targets; as well as actions; that would help to achieve sporting gender equity.
- Women into High Performance Coaching Project: a three-year pilot scheme, established in 2000 by the WSF and sports coach UK. The scheme is working with four national governing bodies of sport to develop women into high performance coaching positions.
- Women Get Set Go: a personal development course intended to provide a springboard for women into sports leadership. Whether as coaches, administrators or officials. The British Sports Trust is now running this course in partnership with WSF.
We also produced a variety of women and sport resources
This includes posters, information packs, photographic exhibition; as well as fact sheets. More information about their products and resources can be found on their current website here.
Since they abandoned the domain, I’ve decided to bring it back to live. However, I will be detailing various challenges that women face in sports. As well as how the society can help they overcome such challenges. There are a couple of interesting posts that I’ve already published. They can be accessed by clicking through various topics below. Soon I will be adding more interesting posts.
Maintain your health by dieting every day
Physical and mental wellbeing is usually attributed by the activeness of every individual. Many studies have attributed fitness and eating to a person’s health; as well as well-being. Therefore, it is paramount for individual to get involved in these best practices.
There are various workouts sessions; which various individuals may get interested in; some may be vigorous and others easy. However, there are those who may go for vigorous physical activities. But end up getting either tired of them; although simply bored from participating.
One thing that any individual; who is participating in physical activities, sports or athletic; needs to know is that special dieting can greatly help one to have the necessary energy. That is needed for the exercise that one is involved in. However, it all depends on the specific goals of an individual. For instance, a person; who joins a fitness or nutrition program with the intention of losing weight or shedding off some calories; will require eating small portions of health foods. If at all one is to achieve the specific goals of weight loss that one has set.
On the contrary, a professional sportsman; or athlete; might require more calorie foods to replenish the much energy that one dispenses; when participating in physical activities. These diets also help with obsessive compulsive disease; also known as OCD.
Best Diet for Fitness Programs and Sports
I’m a gym instructor. With that said, I usually have various clients who come for hands-on fitness classes. This is because of various reasons. Foremost, let me narrate my story. Some years back, I was a stay-at-home mum. After getting pregnant and giving birth to lovely twin girls; I gained a lot of weight. And after giving birth, I stayed with my kids at home taking care for them; for about two years. During that time, I wasn’t participating in any exercising activities. Thus, I continued to gain more weight.
However, I started to feel embarrassed about how I looked. Even though my husband didn’t talk much about it. Nonetheless, I felt that he too was concerned about my plus-size body. This triggered me to research of the various ways; which could help me lose some weight. As a matter of fact, I ended up subscribing to multiple programs. But none was really working for me. There was need that I tried something different. With that said, I didn’t love exercising. This was because exercises usually left me worn out. Not to mention, I also felt shy jogging around the local trails; because of my body.
I began to feel frustrated
Anyway, I decided to join a local fitness program. I was lucky to find a lovely and caring instructor; who always encouraged me a lot. Actually at one time during my early days into his program; the instructor arranged for me to meet a nutritionist. The instructor must have known how I was feeling; and was willing to help me shed off a few calories.
The nutritionist helped me make a plan of the necessary foods to eat. Including when it was necessary to eat. She also helped me be able to track my progress. Especially now that I was exercising. This encouraged me a lot. Also, this plan helped me to stick to the fitness program. The weight loss was a bit gradual. But, I made sure that I stuck to the health diet and Weight Watchers program as well as the routine exercising plan.
Six months down the lane
Nonetheless, I had lost considerable weight. I was looking much better. Also, I felt good about myself. Even some friends came over to me to find the secret that had worked miracle on me. It was by sticking to the routines workouts that I developed interest in sports. I decided to join a local amateur football clubs; which also helped me greatly to keep in shape.
In bid to help others like me; I decided to establish my own gym. That’s where I started helping people to keep fit by exercising regularly. From time to time I usually invite a nutritionist to advice my clients on the best dieting plan; which is vital for people; who are involved in workouts. Especially those who join fitness programs; with the goals of losing weight and maintaining your health.
However, it is paramount for all sportsmen to know the requisite calorie intake. Along with the special diets; which can help them to keep fit and health when they are exercising. They need to know the right composition of nutrients; which will always help them replenish the energy they have used. Also, help them to build more health and muscles; as well as other worn out tissues. Such calls for a visit to a nutritionist.