Game-time Snacking - Then and Now

Guest post by Allegra Burton, MPH, RD

We all remember our childhood days when we fueled up before and after games and practices with whatever sugary snacks were provided – Twinkies and other snack cakes, oatmeal cream pies, ice cream pops, candy bars, and juice boxes that contained more water and sugar than actual nutrient-rich juice. These snacks will certainly raise low blood sugar – but to a higher than desirable degree – only to result in a blood sugar crash 30-60 minutes later. And all for little or no nutritional value.

Fueling Before and After the Game

Guest post by Allegra Burton, MPH, RD

You’ve honed your kickball skills and learned the in’s and out’s of the game. Spring is here and you’re ready to play! But before you do, throughout the season (and off-season too!) be sure to give your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best. In general, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet with a focus on vegetables, fruit, whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat bread, and lean protein like fish, chicken, soyfoods, beans, and low-fat dairy.

WAKA in January 'Better Homes & Gardens'

WAKA is featured in the January 2012 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, in an article on "seven worthy wellness trends on the horizon." The article begins on page 99 and we are in the second blurb, "Toning Through Teamwork" (pictured here on the right - click to enlarge).

Check it out and we'll see you on the field in the new year!

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