Talk about a land where 3500 or so talented athletes gather for a 3 day weekend festival and tournament…no really, it’s worth talking about! Athletes and their families from all over the nation came together in Pheonix for the National Hockey Festival. Now we’re not talking about that hockey you play on a frozen pond…this is field hockey! Athletes spent the four days over the Thanksgiving holiday playing, meeting, and networking with other players and scouts from some of the top schools in the nation. The event was spectacular and we were so happy to be a part of it. For a full recap of the four-day festival, read the Director’s Executive Report.
Not to toot our own horn or anything, but you’d be happy to know that we were the official recovery drink of the tournament. We had the pleasure of meeting with players, parents and coaches. These players were not only talented but very disciplined and came from some seriously supportive backgrounds (a must in any sport). While the players enjoyed our four delicious flavors, their parents and coaches appreciated the amount of calcium in each bottle…800 mg! The Harvard School of Public Health recently released their study on calcium. Here is a great excerpt from the article:
Adequate, lifelong dietary calcium intake is necessary to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Consuming adequate calcium and vitamin D and performing regular, weight-bearing exercise are also important to build maximum bone density and strength. After age 30, these factors help slow bone loss, although they cannot completely prevent bone loss due to aging.
Milk and dairy products are a convenient source of calcium for many people. They are also a good source of protein and are fortified with vitamins D and A. At this time, however, the optimal intake of calcium is not clear, nor is the optimal source or sources of calcium. As noted earlier, the National Academy of Sciences currently recommends that people ages 19 to 50 consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day, and that those age 50 or over get 1,200 milligrams per day. Reaching 1,200 milligrams per day would usually require drinking two to three glasses of milk per day—or taking calcium supplements—over and above an overall healthy diet.
For those who attended and those reading this now, the coupon code we distributed is USAFH and it is good thru 12/31 for 50% off. The winner-winner- chicken-dinner of the one month supply will be announced Friday!