Author Archives: Iowa Sports Foundation

About Iowa Sports Foundation

The Iowa Sports Foundation mission is to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities.

LHI Niks Picks- Guest Blogger Anne Cundiff Shares Her Healthy Back to School Plan

How are you planning to get your kids ready for school?  You need the backpack with the school supplies.  You probably need some new clothes and shoes to accommodate the healthy growth over the summer.  A haircut is in order … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Eat Right for Their Back to School Best

In the midst of chaos with back to school shopping, meet the teacher nights and squeezing in those last minute summer events, August is also National Kids Eat Right Month. To help organize your back to school healthy eating plan,  here … Continue reading

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LHI- Nik’s Picks- Cherries are Ripe and Ready

This time on Nik’s Picks,  I am highlighting the sweet, tangy cherry. Boasting a mere 90 calories per cup, they are what dietitians call a nutrition powerhouse. Enjoy this short clip on how cherries may benefit you and your fitness goals. Check … Continue reading

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Live Healthy Iowa Rolls Out Nik’s Picks

Adding just a few simple foods or ingredients to your active eating plan may help improve your chances of reaching your fitness goals. By keeping it simple and making small changes, you are more likely to stick with it and adapt healthier behaviors for … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week- When and How to Hydrate: Sports Dietitian Jennifer DeWall Shares Tips and Guidelines

It’s late July,  and as the tempuratures rise we need to pay more attention to our hydration status.  This is especially important during exercise and sports related activities, so that we don’t become dangerously overheated and dehydrated.  Choosing what to drink … Continue reading

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Running Shoes? A Happy Feet Investment

If you are like me, a want-to-be better runner, one place to start is your shoes. Happy feet for a happy run! I started my running quest last fall when a friend asked me to run a charity 5K. My first thought, … Continue reading

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LHI Tip of the Week: Beachfront Fun

July marks the start to several summertime activities from family reunions to picnic occasions. This year let’s celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month by hitting the water and getting active at one of your favorite state park beaches. You might be thinking … Continue reading

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