TWO-STEP STRESS RE­LIEF

Men's Fitness - - Experts -

‘You can im­prove how you deal with stress, and there­fore your per­for­mance, in a mat­ter of hours,’ says Walsh. ‘There are two sim­ple things that will im­me­di­ately make a dif­fer­ence.’

GLU­COSE CHECK

‘The first thing to ad­dress is glu­cose. The more you de­plete that, the more your phys­i­cal and men­tal ca­pa­bil­i­ties are ham­pered.’ When you’re de­pleted, re­plen­ish with un­pro­cessed carbs – pota­toes and rice will work.

QUICK RE­SPONSE

‘You need au­to­matic re­sponse pat­terns to deal with is­sues. For ex­am­ple, if you go 30-love down in a ten­nis match, you should al­ready know your re­sponse. Per­haps it’s to drag out the ral­lies and make your op­po­nent run. But if you’re try­ing to think and play, then both will suf­fer.’

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