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Betsy's Favorites For Keeping Athletes Healthy During Flu Season?

It's December! Your kids are finalizing routines and putting skills on hard mats and getting ready to hit hard concrete in their first competitions! It's a stressful time but it's also a FESTIVE time...with lots of fun holiday snacks that can also wreak havoc on your gymnasts tired muscles and bones.

Many of these treats are loaded with processed sugars which add ot inflammation and fatigue. Not to mention, it's flu season and a lot of our athletes are struggling with stuffy noses, sore throats and in some cases viruses. To keep kids strong and healthy this holiday season, here are a few of my nutrition tips!


It's Flu Season! What are you doing to fend off pesky viruses? Increase your gymnasts intake of lemons, limes and grapefruit for a vitamin C KICK!


One of the biggest gymnast complaints is sore aching joints and muscles. Foods rich in vitamin K increase

blood flow and decrease inflammation. Go for 3-4 servings a day of GREENS. BREAKFAST BEFORE BED!

Many athletes train late into the evening. A great dinner for a gymnast who arrives home late from training are EGGS! They are fast, loaded with protein and vitamin B12 Try a spinach omelet with salsa before bed!



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Since 2001, Betsy McNally Laouar has been a coach in the fitness world. She is a wife and mom of two boys, personal trainer, sports nutritionist, former gymnastics coach, professional bodybuilder/fitness competitor, former high school teacher and bestselling author of Binges and Balance Beams. A graduate of Michigan State University and a certified personal trainer through the NSCA and sports nutritionist through Chicago State, she specializes in working with gymnasts achieve balance, healthy body image, strength and good nutritional habits. She has worked with professional/elite athletes, Olympians, moms, and dads too. She currently travels the country doing her "Betsy Bootcamps" and is available for in person, live or streaming webinars, nutritional programs and fitness programs. Check out her website for more information.

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