SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for college basketball supremacy is well underway — brackets have been busted, tears have been shed and metric tons of junk food have been consumed. While most are using this time of hope and wonderment to binge-eat and sink into the couch, you can march yourself into health and leave the madness of lethargy behind by picking health and wellness as your national champion this year.
If you do choose to overindulge this month, Dr. Brian Dixon, executive director of health and science education at USANA Health Sciences, suggests you work in a probiotic or digestive enzyme — like the ones USANA offers — to provide some much-needed support in breaking down all the food you consume.*
"Most sporting events have an outrageous amount of timeouts that leave fans just staring at the screen waiting for the game to come back on. This is a perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of the lapse in play and work on your health," says Erin Oprea, USANA's fitness ambassador. "If you spend every timeout doing exercises like pushups, ab planks, sit-ups, bodyweight squats and jumping jacks, you would be amazed at the quality of workout you can get."
On top of burning calories during the long TV timeouts, making health-conscious decisions about your game-day eats can be beneficial as well. But eating healthy while watching the game doesn't have to be boring and bland — you can do mouth-watering, spicy baked chicken breast strips instead of Buffalo wings, sweet potato fries instead of regular French fries and garlic and herb hummus instead of a seven-layer bean dip. Putting healthy snack foods in your starting lineup will make you the Coach K of living smart.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our website http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.
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