What to eat before exercising?
Did you know that it is important to energize yourself
by eating well before playing sports, or going for a run? Carbohydrates are the
most important type of nutrient that someone need for energy before a game. You
can get these by eating fruits, vegetables grains such as pasta, spaghetti, or
breads. Avoid food containing high levels of sugar before a game, such as candy
bars or pop.
It is good to eat a meal with lots
of energy and carbohydrates 2-3 hours before being active. This gives the food
What to drink when exercising? Water? Sport drinks? Electrolyte gels? Energy drinks? The choices you have in store are endless but which one are really worth it? Water is always a good choice. Water contains no calorie, no sugar, no additive, etc. Your body always needs water, even when you are not exercising. To be more environmental friendly, use a refillable water bottle. Sport drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde are a mix of water, sugar, flavor and electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium).
good is physical activity for you? Did you know that by
increasing your physical activity you can greatly reduce your chances of
getting sick? You will also be happier
and healthier! Some benefits of being physically active
includes better health, improved fitness, better posture and balance, better
self-esteem, stronger muscles and bones, feeling less stressed and more
relaxed, increased concentration/ better academic score, etc. In other words,
it helps you feel good! Physical activity also helps decrease the
risk of having heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes,
below for information on, and registration for, Go for 42.
How do I get enough energy to be physically active? Many factors influence our energy level during the day: what we
eat, how well and how long we sleep, our stress level, etc. It is important to
assess our lifestyle to identify if there is anything that can be changed. If
you feel too tired to exercise, reassess you sleeping habits. If you feel you
do not have enough time in a day, reassess where you spend your time and
evaluate if there is a way to be more efficient. If you feel you have no
The New Brunswick Department of Education and Early
Childhood Development is developing a standard province-wide report card for
grades k to 8 and is keen to have parental consultations. Please visit the web
site linked below to learn more about student assessment and proposals for the
new report card. You are invited also to then complete an on-line survey. Visit Report Card
MANGO and the ASD-N Healthy Learners Team are promoting healthy family meals during Nutrition Month.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but no time on busy weekday mornings?Read more to find out how you can enjoy a Sunday morning style breakfast all week…Mid-week mornings can be hectic. Make-ahead items help you get a satisfying breakfast on the table in no time. Try these delicious ideas: 1. Refrigerate or freeze whole grain pancakes. Reheat in the toaster and top with almond butter and sliced bananas. Enjoy with a glass of milk. 2. Make a big pot of oatmeal.
MANGO and the ASD-N Healthy Learners Team are promoting healthy family meals during Nutrition Month.Instead of “fast food” think “convenience food”. Read more to learn about some shortcuts to quick, healthy & delicious meals…Healthier convenience foods, combined with fresh ingredients, can help you make tasty meals in minutes. Choose items with less sodium, fat and sugar.
MANGO and the ASD-N Healthy Learners Team are promoting healthy family meals during Nutrition Month.Are you too busy to make home cooked meals on weeknights? Read more to find out why you have more time than you think….Having ingredients ready to go makes it a little easier. Try these time-saving ideas: 1.On the weekend, peel, wash and chop vegetables for the next couple of dinners 2.
Does your teacher have a classroom or subject web page that supports your classroom experience? Are you and your fellow students so proud of your school that you are busting to let others know about it? Have you used technology in your classroom to help you learn? If so then the 2014 ASD-N CUTE Awards are for you. NOMINATE your Teacher’s Web Page (parents can also make nominations for this award), Get involved with making a School Spirit Video - You could win a SMARTBOARD 680 and document camera for your school!