Fall is a great season for stop-and-go sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Your teen athlete needs power for quick, strong moves and endurance for practices and games. But how do you make sure that your active teen gets the necessary nutrients to fuel both? Here are four nutrition tips to keep in mind.
Swimsuit model Irina Shayk and her actor boyfriend Bradley Cooper have been spending their summer traveling through Europe. In July, the A-list celebrity couple showed off their beach bodies around Lake Garda in Italy, and they also took in some Wimbledon tennis in London.
Although Shayk is a model, she loves to eat just about everything. Irina Shayk’s favorite foods include Pelmeni and Japanese food. Irina Shayk’s Instagram account recently revealed her love of pizza with a photo of a homemade cheese pizza with cherry tomatoes and basil.
Heading to the gym after work for a quick workout? Out for a morning walk with the dogs? Working out is good for physical and mental health. Although many individuals workout for weight loss or maintenance, exercising burns fewer calories than you might think. For example, you burn about 100 calories for every mile you walk or run. Yet, the average energy bar provides about 250 calories and a 16-ounce fruit smoothie has 350 to 400 calories, so it is easy to overdo it when you think you're just preparing for your workout.
If we want to understand why we modern humans struggle to keep our vitamin levels in check, we need look no further than the highly popular Western diet. We are no longer just eating a diet rich in natural foods such as meats, fish, eggs, nuts, vegetables, healthy oils, and so on. Sure, we are eating lots of those foods still, but it’s the “what else” we are eating that is unfortunately making up the majority of our diet, and that “what else” includes grains, sugars, and processed foods. Those wreak havoc on our bodies and our proper nutritional balance.