Special #MeFirst Twitter Chat w/ @ChooseCherries and @ScritchfieldRD

We all know that an important part of the “Me” movement is setting aside time for taking care of YOU. If you’re exercising (and I hope you are) then you need to fuel that exercise with good nutrition before and after your workout. May is National Runners Month — but even if you don’t run you will benefit from learning how to optimize your performance (and maximize health benefits) from fueling well.

The Cherry Marketing Institute is sponsoring a special #MeFirst Twitter party with sports nutritionist (and ultra marathoner) Rebecca Scritchfield, RD (that’s me!) on Monday, May 16 at 8:30 p.m. EST to talk about how your body’s “fuel” plays a key role in managing post-exercise muscle pain and soreness – especially anti-inflammatory foods, like tart cherries.

Studies show that cherries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins – responsible for cherries bright RED color — that may help the body recover more effectively after a tough workout. And this is just my opinion, but they taste GREAT too! I love them in oatmeal pre-workout and the juice is a smart foundation for your recovery smoothie.

Join the Twitter party and learn more helpful tips and where to find great-tasting recipes to fuel the body for performance. Best of all, you’ll have a chance to win awesome prizes. Who doesn’t love prizes?!

So, the #mefirst check-in: nutrition? check. exercise? check. fun? double check!! There’s something #mefirst for everyone on this Twitter chat. Even if you can only pop by for a few minutes, I hope to see you there!

* Be sure to follow @ScritchfieldRD and @ChooseCherries with #MeFirst and #RedRecovery on Monday, May 16 at 8:30 p.m. EST to participate!

* Add your Twitter handle to the comments section to RSVP and add your name to one of the prize drawings. The prizes are various “cherries” packages, which @ChooseCherries will award during and after the Twitter chat.