NutriFormance wants to wish all the participants of the 110 hour basketball game benefit for Joplin good luck! Nutrition is always an important part of sports and I am sure these athletes will quickly realize how important it is to fuel their bodies. Imagine how many calories these athletes are burning! Fueling and hydrating their bodies takes nearly as much work as the actually playing for that long.

Sports Nutrition Tip: Try to eat a carbohydrate rich snack 45-60 minutes before exercise. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for working muscles, so it is important to make sure fuel stores are topped off before exercise. Carbohydrates are found in starchy foods (bread, rice/pasta, cereal, bagels, potatoes, etc), fruit and dairy products.