Tools – Physical Activity & Recreation
LiveWell Greenville Fuel Foods Video
Eating healthy before, during and after sports activities is important to doing your best. It’s no different for kids! Eating “fuel foods” will give your body the energy it needs and replenish the nutrients your body used during physical activity. Below is the LiveWell Greenville Fuel Foods video created by two students from Woodmont High School. Thanks a million Sofia and Skyler!
Examples of fuel food snacks to pack:
- Lowfat yogurt topped with granola or trail mix
- Half a whole wheat bagel (or minis) with peanut butter
- Cheese squares and a handful of pretzels or wheat crackers
- Fruit (organge slices, grapes, and apple wedges are easy to serve team sports)
- Peanut butter and jelly squares on whole wheat bread
The best beverage to drink is water, but if you are serving drinks to a team and you want to provide an alternative, select 100% fruit juice or lowfat milk. Save the sugar sweetened sports drinks for intense workouts or serve in moderation.
Find a park near you. There is an abundance of park and recreational facilities throughout Greenville County where you can go to be active. Click here to find a park near you.
Healthy Trails to You. Greenville has a growing network of trails and greenways where you can walk, jog, bike or skate for fun and fitness. Click here for a trail map of the Greenville Hospital System Swamp Rabbit Trail map, information and events that might be happening along the trail.
Visit one of South Carolina’s state parks. Hiking, boating, biking, and just exploring South Carolina’s beautiful landscape are a few of the many things you can do to stay active. Visit the South Carolina State Parks website to plan your next trip to a state park.