Eat Right: Surviving Physical Training

Eat RightThe physical requirements for security courses seem gruelling to those unfamiliar with the responsibilities of being a security detail. It is necessary to keep yourself energised and rejuvenated. Here are a few suggested food items you can bring during your training and assessment courses.


When you’re going to one of Brisbane’s local fitness centres for some cardio exercise, and will focus on specific body parts for development, water is often enough. However, if you’ll be going through intense workouts under the sun while on your Cert 4 course in training and assessment, bring a few sports or energy drinks to keep you hydrated while replenishing nutrients you may lose along the way.

Fruits and Vegetables

Not only are fruits and vegetables easy to digest, they also contain various nutrients and vitamins that can help keep you on your toes through the day. Citrusy and acidic fruits like lemon, pineapple and oranges can reduce muscle aches and relax the heart after a long workout.

Apples, berries and leafy greens are excellent antioxidants, which reduce allergic reactions to dust and dirt if you’re outside. And don’t forget the natural sugars you can burn as energy on those long athletic training sessions.


Sandwiches and wraps are easy to make beforehand and require minimal preparation. Use whole grain and pita for your sandwiches, and pair them with white meats like chicken or tuna. Choose a light tomato or kale soup, but avoid any beans, legumes or spicy food so you won’t be a breathing hazard by the end of the day.

Food and liquids are an essential part of physical training. With these simple reminders, you’ll help your body catch up to the rigorous exercises you will face. Check online for things you can bring along during your training, and prepare your diet plans until the course ends. Good luck, eat right and stay hydrated.