With the help of a sports star, physiologist, fitness expert, sports psychologist and nutritionist Dr. Nandi gives viewers the tools they need to promote sports and fitness in their homes. The growing number of adolescents who are obese has stretched the waistline of America. One third of US children are overweight or obese. On average, children now spend more than seven and a half hours a day in front of a screen. And only one in three children achieves the minimum amount of physical activity they need each day. Children should be getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Sports play such a big role in our lives. Roughly 75% of American households have at least one child who plays a sport. Compared to non-athlete peers, female high school athletes are less likely to be sexually active, to use drugs, and to suffer from depression. Adolescents who play sports are eight times as likely to be active at age 24 compared with adolescents who do not play sports. Sports are a fantastic way to stay fit, learn teamwork, build character, develop work ethic and promote mental wellbeing.
Involvement in sports builds character, work ethic and promotes mental and physical wellbeing.
Your children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Encourage your kids to explore various fitness options. Early specialization in sports can lead to burnout.
Fitness needs to be fueled – make sure you’re giving your body the nutrition it needs for optimal performance.
Willie Burton, Former NBA Player
Rick Smith Jr., USA Sports Performance Coach
Dennis Kerrigan Ph.D., Senior Exercise Physiologist in Preventive Cardiology at Henry Ford Hospital
Jared Wood, PhD, Sport Psychology Coach
Mitali Kapila, Registered Dietitian and founder/owner of Vitality Nutrition
Whole grain Chia seed wrap (Available at Trader Joes)
Spread: Hummus or Guacomole
Oven Roasted nitrate free Turkey slices
Low fat cheddar cheese slice or Feta cheese
Sprouts/Spinach or Lettuce chopped tomato
Black pepper to taste
Chobani Greek Yogurt on the side
Personal Mini Pizzas
Organic pizza sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, broccoli, chicken, spinach, ground beef, or ham, cheese
Post-Workout Foods & Tips
When strenuous activity ends, the body needs the following combo:
- Carbohydrates to replenish energy stores
- Protein to help tired muscles recover. For best results, eat these foods in within 30 to 60 minutes after activity.
Trail mix: Dark chocolate chips, cashews, dried fruit, yogurt covered raisins, almonds, chex mix, granola