So yesterday turned out to be not such a good one for the Miami Dophins, though that first quarter looked promising. It was a great day for Arian Foster, and it should be easy for everyone to see that if we pay attention to our nutrition, we definitely don’t need to eat animal products to be strong, fast, or athletic. At one point the announcers joked about what Foster might have snacked on during half-time, one suggesting a tomato salad and both questioning the pronunciation of the word vegan. It was a great day on the tennis courts, for Serena, winning her 4th US Open. She looked awesome, too, as always in her wonderfully colored outfit with great, matching Nike sneakers. Never a tall glass of water, I think she has a beautifully healthy body. Speaking of which, I was so happy to see Jillian Micheals answer to what celebrity female she thinks has a great body—Beyonce—Personally, I thank all of these women for making it sexy to be healthy!
One food I would guess all the above athletes eat, and we all should include in our daily diets is the good old banana. We can save 21 grams of sugar (as much as a candy bar has) by swapping out a 20-ounce sports drink for an all natural banana. A new study at the Appalachian State University found that when cyclists ate just half of one instead of drinking a sports drink, they got an identical performance boost. Fiber packed and a great source of potassium and vitamin B6 (with NO empty calories) makes the good old banana a great choice to slip into your gym bag.
I’ll definitely be slipping one into my gym bag before I head out for a full day of work. Back on my school-year schedule effective today, I am up and out shortly, but not before first saying congrats to Dolores and Ted for running the Race for the Cure yesterday in Central Park. Great job! Also, can’t sign off before wishing my awesome father-in-law, Hy, a very, very happy birthday. I bet he will start his day as he has for many years, with a nice long walk. Just part of the reason he wears 84 so well. As for my natural redheaded friend, he will have to wait till later in the day for his daily walk, but he knows we will always get it in somewhere. It’s his reason for waking. We could all take a lesson from both of these wonderful guys 🙂