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by Lacy Gray, click here for bio
Program: Food Forethought
Date: August 07, 12
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The Olympics have taken center stage this last week, with the athletes being asked questions on everything from how they felt about losing that gold medal, to what brand of underwear they’re wearing, and of course, what they had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Which by the way, is quite interesting. Olympians eat several thousand calories more a day than the average person. With the amount of physical training they do they have to. Many of the athletes include, beef, eggs, bacon, sports drinks, and chocolate milk in their daily caloric intake. Perhaps they didn’t receive the “memo” from any number of food activists spouting the dangers of eating meat, dairy, eggs, potatoes, and sugared drinks. No, rather they and their trainers know that a body undergoing great physical exertion needs the right amount and right kind of fuel. Olympians stand as a prime example of what physical exercise can do for a person. Of course, most of us will never achieve Olympian physical standards, but we can make the effort to get off the couch more and take some personal responsibility when it comes to physical activity. We should hurry up and do it though, before the government imposes mandatory diet control.
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