The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, known for great basketball skills and family entertainment. Make sure to check out their 2017 schedule and see when they’re in your area. They represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment that goes beyond the game – all things we at Celebrity Baby Trends relate to and admire.
Whether on the road, grabbing a snack before or after a competition, or food shopping, each “globie” is dedicated to healthy habits. And with all the traveling they do, and the importance of staying fit, they’ve adopted some super strategies they want to share with CBT fans. These tips are not only great when traveling, but for at home as well.
One particular challenge the Harlem Globetrotters face that families on the go share is constantly eating out. Ace Jackson, guard, says: “Sometimes our only food options are fast food restaurants. More often than not they’re usually great restaurants, but you never know how they cook their food and what they put in it. For instance, whether they cook it in butter, how much oil they use, what kind of oil, etc. There’s nothing better than homemade meals and knowing what you’re putting into your food and your body.”
Ace suggests seeking out the healthiest option, even if you have to go a little out of your way to a further location or pay a little extra. She says nutrition and exercise are what keep her young and active. “These things allow me to live my life stress-free while living my dream. Being able to run around with my daughter and dogs is very important to me because those things bring me joy. I look at my body as a temple and I am willing to invest in my body for the longevity of my overall health.” Ace’s everyday go-to snacks are protein bars, pistachios and cashews.
Flip White, also a guard, suggests taking along banana chips, almonds and juice. Ant Atkinson, showman, opts for peanuts, pineapple and watermelon.
For Buckets Blakes, guard, it’s fresh pressed juices. Bull Bullard, forward, has lots of tasty favorites: trail mix, fruit chips, beef jerky, and peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Whether at home or on the go, making healthy food choices doesn’t have to be difficult or tasteless. And, it will have a positive impact both physically and emotionally. So pack lots of healthy snacks so you’re not tempted to grab fast food that’s high in calories, fat and salt. Research the local restaurants’ menus at your destination before you head out to a restaurant.
Drinking lots of water is always good, but it’s even more important to stay hydrated when you’re on the go. Take reusable water bottles with you for the whole family and refill them every chance you get. This will help you avoid reaching for caffeinated and/or sugary beverages.
The globies’ last tip: Stay active. Walk, run or – what else – shoot some hoops!