50, who lives in Farmington, Conn., is a spokesrapper and judge for a nationwide Golden Goose Ball Star Sneakers cooking competition aimed at preventing childhood obesity by improving high school students' eating habits. It is sponsored by Glaceau, the company partly owned by the rapper and that sells his grapeflavored Vitamin Water drink, Formula 50.Student chefs in cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle will compete to create the most "nutrientrich" cafeteria lunch recipe, Glaceau has announced. The winner will receive a $100,000 college scholarship.In an interview with The Associated Press earlier this week, 50 said he thinks "it's a lot more difficult for kids" to stick to a healthy diet.50, who has bared his washboard abs on album covers, said he wasn't always so physically fit."I had all of the unhealthy habits," the 29yearold rapper said. "Soda . a lot of fast food, all those things."Today, he exercises regularly and thanks to a personal chef eats nutritious meals."I have someone that I can actually have prepare the food for me, so it's a huge difference than just getting McDonald's or Burger King," he said.He said he tries to avoid sweets, sneaking soda when it's "available," but often substituting it, naturally, with Glaceau beverages. The savvy businessman, who has his own record label, GUnit, and a sneaker line with Reebok, said his refrigerator is stocked with "a lot" of the drinks.
Michael Jordan hasn't been on the court in over ten years, but that doesn't mean the former athlete has Golden Goose Ball Star Sale stopped making money. According to Forbes, the famous Chicago Bulls player made $90 million last year, making him the highest paid retired athlete. Among current athletes, Jordan still comes in second place, right behind Floyd Mayweather. And it's all thanks to his trademark shoe, the Air Jordan, for making his bank account grow.
More than any other sport, basketball has a special relationship with footwear. No one associates baseball or football stars with their respective cleats. Hockey players don even wear shoes. Yet basketball players are almost synonymous with their choice of footwear. And for many years, basketball players opted for hightop sneakers. Many players of the era sported hightop shoes like the Chuck Taylor AllStars from Converse. The rear of the shoe extends up above the ankle bone, with the extra lacing helping to keep the ankle joint stable. Basketball requires almost constant running and jumping. Players must also make sudden cuts and sharp changes in direction. These highimpact movements, always conducted on hardwood floors, place tremendous pressure on the ankle. Without proper support, a basketball player ankles may wobble and become unstable, resulting in a variety of injuries, among them severe sprains. Because they lack the extra material, lowcut shoes are much lighter than hightops, helping improve speed and agility on Golden Goose Ball Star the court. More importantly, several trainers, including Danny McLarty of Flex Personal Training, contend that lowcut shoes actually serve to strengthen ankles, forcing the muscles to stabilize the ankle joint on their own without any exterior support.
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