“They don’t care because they’re already built to where they look good. They’re a freak show, they’re ripped, they’re lean and they can jump high, so they don’t care…”
These are the word of Chris Kamen, Los Angeles Lakers player, referring to how nearly 90 percent of NBA players do not eat properly or care about their bodies.
Kamen’s thoughts, along with many other NBA players’, were captured by NBA reporter Ken Berger in a three-part series running on CBS Sports this week. The first article in the series, titled Nutrition in the NBA: Part 1: Lessons Learned in L.A. Help Howard’s Career, closely follows Dwight Howard, former Laker now a Houston Rocket, and many of his former teammates as they undergo a major diet overhaul at the advisement of Dr. Cate Shanahan.
In a nutshell, Dr. Shanahan reports in the article that she watched Howard play in a Lakers’ game last season and while she saw a strong outer shell, what stuck out was how she could compare this professional athlete to a pre-diabetic patient. She said Howard looked like he was wearing oven mitts and she feared he was having a major neurological problem due to sugar intake. Her observations lead to Howard being her prime test subject for a diet change that she believed would improve the entire NBA. (more…)
Claims that Power Balance bracelets can enhance athletic performance by using a hologram to realign the body’s energy field are not supported by any science admits its makers. Power Balance made the statements as part of an agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, reports Yahoo Sports.
The bracelets were first released in 2007, and have been sported by many celebrities including Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, David Beckham and Robert De Niro. Even Kate Middleton, the soon-to-be-bride of Price Harry ahs been spotted wearing one. However, the Power Balance bracelets may still have some kind of placebo or charm effect, because positive thinking can improve athletic performance.