June 25th, 2008

The Ravens have ended the off-season conditioning program. Now the players and coaching staff are taking some vacation before training camp. This time gives the players an opportunity to rest their muscles and for their bodies to recover after the grueling off-season strength and conditioning program. The players will continue to work out in their home cities, after taking a few days off, so they arrive at training camp in great shape.

While the Ravens are away from the facility, they will still try to eat healthy and make good food choices. Since many are going on vacation, they know how vital it is to still monitor their diets and not report to training camp out of shape. Since school has ended and summer vacation has begun, it is important for you to watch your diet as well. You will have some time off to spend with your family and friends or vacation before your football season starts.

When you are away from school or on vacation with your families, it is still essential to choose healthy foods like fish and chicken a few nights a week versus high fat steaks and fried foods. Grilling foods is healthy if you do not add too much oil or butter when preparing the food to grill. Corn on the cob, mushrooms, and onions are great vegetables to grill. Wrap them in foil with some seasonings and they will taste great. The summer months offer a variety of fresh fruit like watermelon, strawberries, and cantaloupe for you to eat. They are high in vitamin C and potassium, so eat them weekly. Rest your bodies like the Ravens players and try to drink lots of water. This will make it easier for you to arrive ready for your two a day practices in August!


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