Health professionals too often forget their purpose or believe they’ve missed their calling and turn preacher.
From their pulpit of the tabernacle of Healthier Than Thou they publish only the news of their very sweatiest workouts or their 18th mirror self portrait when the lighting was juuuuuust right to show that top abdominal fiber.
I’m officially doing the Coach Be happy dance.
This week the Rutgers University Women’s Soccer team returned to the field preparing for pre-season workouts and more. Aside from getting their swag bags and team photos guess what else was on the schedule? Nutrition consultation with yours truly!
I had a fantastic experience last night that I wanted to share with you.
I was invited to counsel teams at the Player’s Development Academy (PDA), which is one of the premier soccer clubs in the United States, and the home of U16 PDA Slammers National Champion girls soccer team.
Incredibly active. In shape. Strong. Vibrant. These are the adjectives that come to my mind to describe model and yogi Amy Lynn Grover. She’s officially the first Playboy cover model to grace the pages of AlumniWellness. Gotta love that.
How many of us have memories of being stranded at the dinner table as kids, made to suffer over cold everlasting gobstopper-like brussell sprouts? “You’ll sit there until they’re done!” was the declaration in my house.
Now as we become parents we may find ourselves finding out that our parents weren’t just being cruel (or maybe they were) as we balance between the horror of that memory, and our desire to raise healthy kids.
Or perhaps you’ve gone the other way, allowing your inner child to win, living out that promise you made at the dinner table “I’ll NEVER do this to my child when i grow up…”
In either case it’s important you know WHY the kids should be eating veggies and what it means for YOU as a parent. So here are our 5 reasons your kids need to finish their veggies: