Fasting – Don’t be scared!

dejan-matijevic-headshot-smallDejan Matijevic is the founder of Healthy Basketball, a current medical student in Tempe, AZ, and a Human Kinetics graduate (University of Windsor). Dejan has had a passion for basketball for over a decade, and is committed to growing the sport the right way. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A common belief exists that fasting will lead to bodily harm. This view is changing as new fasting research is presented to the public. Consider giving your body a break and allowing it to focus on enhancing and building up other organ systems, instead of constantly being in digestion mode! (This is especially true for high performance athletes.)

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The Importance of Water

dejan-matijevic-headshot-smallDejan Matijevic is the founder of Healthy Basketball, a current medical student in Tempe, AZ, and a Human Kinetics graduate (University of Windsor). Dejan has had a passion for basketball for over a decade, and is committed to growing the sport the right way. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The human body is made up roughly of 60% water,1 so it follows that it must be the top priority on the path to becoming a more explosive, stronger, and healthier player.

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Put Down the Sports Drink

Oh the wonderful world of sports drinks. Gatorade and Powerades and other “ades” as far as the eye can see. Touted as the healthy alternative to soft drinks and juices. With enticing flavours like Mountain Berry Blast or Mango Extremo. And on top of it all, a super-scientific boost in performance.

Except maybe not.

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