Posted: May 22, 2013

How do I get enough energy to be physically active?   Did you know that it is important to energize yourself by eating well before you play sports or going for a run?   Carbohydrates are the most important type of nutrient that kids need for energy before a game. You can get these by eating fruits, vegetables, grains such as pasta, spaghetti or breads. Avoid foods containing high levels of sugar before a game, such as candy bars and pop. It is good to eat a meal with lots of energy and Carbohydrates 2 to 3 hours before being active. This gives the food time to digest and prevents stomach cramps. Whole wheat toast, a banana and a glass of milk would be a great pre-run game meal that is rich in carbs. For a lighter appetite, early morning rush, or nervous stomach before sport games or run, there are lots of easy ways to energize your body. Here is a quick and easy way to make a delicious smoothie you can take with you.   1 cup of Chocolate milk 1 cup of water half a cup of frozen strawberries half of a banana   you can substitute the strawberries and banana with other berries or fruit to make it to your liking!