Be Well Arizona KidCats!
It’s very important for all you KidCats to eat right and stay active in order to grow up to be strong and healthy Wildcats one day! Here are a few pointers from one of Arizona Athletics’ very own trainers Leanna Olivar on how you can stay in tip-top shape!
Activity is needed to keep your heart healthy and your bones strong. It can also be good fun! Try to include some form of activity every day: it may be just walking to school or running up the stairs. However, games like skipping, basketball, and even tag at break times are good for giving the body a workout. Any form of physical activity that gets you up and moving is great! Try to shoot for 60 minutes a day! Are you up for the challenge?
Fruits and Veggies
All the student-athletes at the University of Arizona need to eat healthy in order to have energy and strength to compete! Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods an athlete can eat and the same goes for kids. We should all try to eat at least 5 servings a day. For example, a glass of fruit juice at breakfast, perhaps an apple and banana as snacks and two vegetables at meal times. There are always fun ways to make your fruits and veggies as tasty as they can be! Try adding shredded cheese to your broccoli or peanut butter to your apples. Be creative in the kitchen!
One of the best things you can do for your health is to drink plenty of fluids! All around Arizona you will see different types of cacti, which can hold water inside them to protect them from the heat of the desert! We aren’t cacti, we’re Wildcats and we need to drink plenty of water in order to withstand the hot hot heat here in Arizona! You should be drinking at least 5 glasses of water each day. Water is preferable but juice and milk are great substitutes every once in a while!