¿Quien lo haga, Classical Dancers? (Part 1) -
My oh my, it has been a verylong time since I last posted something on this nascent blog. I decided to shift the focus of “¿Quien lo haga” a bit this time. I would like to start a real discussion on proper nutrition and exercise for classical Indian dancers. Let us start with this enlightening article by Dr. Priscilla Clarkson from the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).
The standard breakdown of nutrition for active performers is as follows:
CARBOHYDRATES: 55-60% (6-10 grams/1 kg body weight)
FAT: 20-30% (1.2 g/1 kg body weight)
PROTEIN: 12-15% (1.4-1.6 g/1 kg body weight)***
***Dr. Clarkson is quite thorough in her breakdown of the required nutrition for active performers without being too pedantic. Most of her tips seem very feasible, but the section on protein could be problematic for classical dancers. I assume that most classical dancers, like me, follow predominately vegetarian diets.
I am not a fan of protein powders as they are inevitably costly, often artificially sweetened, and almost always taste disgusting. However, I found that “protein shakes” have been extremely helpful in supplementing my South Indian diet with enough protein to fuel my daily dance practice and workout sessions.
NEXT PART: Strength Training for Classical Dancers
For those of you who follow the latest Bollywood trends, I have just one question to ask you: ”Munni Badnam Hui” or “Sheila Ki Jawani”?
Which one do I prefer, you ask? The lyrics for both songs are quite insipid, but I prefer “Munni Badnam Hui” if I had to choose one. I would rather listen to Bollywood songs that still sound Indian, and “Munni Badnam Hui” retains the feel of the Bhojpuri folk tune it is “based” on. Sheila and I will always be kindred spirits as my Hindi is marginally better than Katrina Kaif’s. But no one ever tells me that they are too good for me and gets away with it.
NOTE: Tees Maar Khan was a “Semi Hit” and a critical failure. Karma hurts Sheila!
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released an audit revealing that it had spent nearly $500,000 on food and beverages for ten conferences held between 2008 and 2009. Furthermore, one spreadsheet indicated that $16 muffins were served! Inevitably, the DOJ’s exorbitant spending during the economic recession has been hotly debated by the media and the general public.
May I make a cheesy (but naughty) joke to ease the tension and outrage? If I could, I would sell my muffin(s) in Washington for lot more than $16 per serving!
I must thank my old friend from college for posting this advertisement on her Facebook profile. A word of warning about this post on Craigslist: it is full of bad language, but the curse words are used in a very humorous way. Anyone who is stupid enough NOT to give this guy a room is a douchebag! Too bad I do not have an extra room in San Francisco. I was really looking forward to those homemade “zucchini and yellow squash carpaccio.”
33-year old Kim Navarro of Belmont, California is a loyal devotee of the preppy - and overpriced - casualwear brand, Abercrombie & Fitch. Earlier this month, she placed an order on their website for more than $200. A&F immediately cancelled her order and banned her from making future online purchases because they felt that she was reselling their merchandise. A&F also issued a statement saying that they took such measures to “protect [its] intellectual property rights.”
First of all, I admit to owning a few items from Abercrombie & Fitch back in middle school when I was young, stupid, and impressionable. Now, the thought of even stepping into that store repulses me! Secondly, why hasn’t A&F gone after Hollister or Aeropostale if they are protecting their intellectual property?
UPDATE: I just found out that Hollister is under A&F…so go after Aeropostale!