Thursday, March 21, 2019
High-intensity athletics, friendly rivalries, elevated collegiate school pride and the chance to be crowned NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Champions could only mean one thing: March Madness.
The most-awaited collegiate basketball tournament is here.
For those who haven’t followed the tournament before, here’s a quick introduction. The tournament consists of 68 teams selected by the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee after a thorough analysis of program variables. The 68 teams are divided into four regions, and the tournament is organized into several rounds:
March Madness has become a highly awaited pastime. It’s a time when families and friends come together, a time when playful rivalries come alive as die-hard fans come together to support their favorite team, and a time to appreciate the value of school spirit and continue the support of collegiate athletics worldwide.
It’s also a time when many of us spend too much time sitting in front of the TV, filling up on high-fat, high-sodium snacks and beverages full of empty calories. During this year’s March Madness, try the following tips to stay on track and promote a healthy lifestyle for those around you.
If you’re hosting a viewing of the tournament, provide healthier food options for your guests.
If you're attending a viewing party, plan ahead.
Whether you're at home or at a party, during the matches, be active.