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Posts for: March, 2016

March 23, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: Breakfast  

 

A healthy lifestyle starts with making choices and learning new ways to eat! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a drag, by adding new varieties and balancing your meals, eating healthy can be fun. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day; eating breakfast gets you started off on the right foot and can give you the energy you need for your daily activities.
                But why is breakfast that important? Most people choose to skip breakfast because they don’t have time or simply don’t want to make the effort in the morning. Studies find that those who eat breakfast are healthier than those who skip breakfast. Besides helping maintaining steady glucose levels during the day, it gives you energy, helps you not to overeat during the day, and in general “breakfast eaters tend to have better diets overall, consuming more fruit, vegetables, milk, and whole grains than non-breakfast eaters” (consumerreports). Eating breakfast gets you moving and helps your brain to get moving!
                So, what does a healthy breakfast consist of? Experts say that you should make sure that your breakfast includes good carbs, fiber, and protein. Foods like oatmeal, greek yogurt, grapefruit, eggs, almond butter, blueberries, strawberries, and so much more are all great foods to incorporate into a healthy breakfast (health.com)! For yummy breakfast recipe ideas, check out this site!-->
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March Madness has arrived!

While fans go into a frenzy rooting for the favorite team, the pressure is on for each player to perform at their peak. That includes proper conditioning, training, and athletic gear.

Did you know that the most common injury for basketball players is in their ankle or foot? Due to the jumping, sudden stops, and pivots, the foot and ankle are at high risk for ankle sprains, torn ligaments, strained muscles, and broken bones.

An important way to reduce these injuries is by wearing the right shoes.

 

Things to look for when picking out basketball shoes:
1. A wide toe box gives room for toes to move. Lack of space can lead to blisters, corns and calluses.
2. Proper length. Allow one thumbnail's width from the longest toe to tip of shoe
3.Heel fit should be snug with no slippage. The heel counter or back of the shoe should not bend.
4.Choose the right ankle height: low for speed runners, mid for versatile players, and high for those making a lot of sudden movements.
5. Basketball shoes have flat soles for improved traction.

6. The overall shoe should not bend or twist except for at the ball of the foot.

Don't let basketball wreak madness on your feet. Be proactive and choose the right shoes to support your feet and to keep you on the court!