Fuel Up for Fall Sports
The temperate days of fall are made for being outdoors. The sunny days and cool crisp air are perfect for soccer, football, jogging, rekindling a relationship with a hula hoop or jump rope, dancing in your living room, or simply skipping across a field.
Along with a balanced diet, regular exercise is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, strong muscles, joints, and bones, and for lowering your risk of the big three chronic diseases in America: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Plus, it just feels good!
Both kids and adults should make time for exercise every single day. Kids and teenagers should aim for 60+ minutes and adults should aim for 30+ minutes. A good diet helps you feel great before and after physical activity, and fruits and vegetables make it easy!
Fuel up for performance and top off muscle energy stores with carbohydrates …
- Fruit and yogurt smoothie
- Apples and peanut butter
- Your favorite fruit
Restore electrolytes with produce and rebuild muscle with protein …
Maggie Moon, MS, RD